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* BiTheWay: While the book has an overload of RomanticTwoGirlFreindship with plenty of LesYay to go around there are two examples where this could be the case.
** First with Bridget McGuire. In the book she's dating Alex Liment but as Sam describes Bridget is plain and "saving herself for marriage". Sam makes mention that Elody believes this is a cover because she also/really likes girls. Nothing we see in her few scenes really confirm or deny this.

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* BiTheWay: While the book has an overload of RomanticTwoGirlFreindship RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with plenty of LesYay to go around there are two examples where this could be the case.
** First with Bridget McGuire.[=McGuire=]. In the book she's dating Alex Liment but as Sam describes Bridget is plain and "saving herself for marriage". Sam makes mention that Elody believes this is a cover because she also/really likes girls. Nothing we see in her few scenes really confirm or deny this.



* CoolLoser: Kent McFuller, who wears a bowler hat, draws cartoons and doesn't give a hoot what anyone thinks. Sam's little sister Izzy is implied to be growing into this as well.

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* CoolLoser: Kent McFuller, [=McFuller=], who wears a bowler hat, draws cartoons and doesn't give a hoot what anyone thinks. Sam's little sister Izzy is implied to be growing into this as well.
7th Feb '18 10:44:36 AM Homemaderat
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* OddballInTheSeries: Day Four is this for Sam's series of days. In it she does things that before this Sam would never have thought of. Dressing super revealing, insulting her best friends, flirting and making out with her teacher, tossing out her Cupid Day roses, hanging out with Anna Cartullo, hanging out with the Pugs, stealing her mom's credit card for a shopping spree, etc
7th Feb '18 10:26:08 AM Homemaderat
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A movie adaption was released in March 2017.

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A movie adaption was released in March 2017.
2017. For tropes about that version see ''Film/BeforeIFall''.



!! The book and movie provide examples of:

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!! The book and movie provide provides examples of:



* AdaptationalSexuality: Anna is turned into a lesbian in the movie.
* AdultsAreUseless: The teachers never seem to call the girls (especially Lindsay) out for their cruel behaviour.

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* AdaptationalSexuality: Anna is turned into a lesbian in the movie.
* AdultsAreUseless: The teachers never seem to call the girls (especially Lindsay) out for their cruel behaviour.behavior.



* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Sam and Kent]] on the last day.
* BiTheWay: Implied with Anna Cartullo. Expanded on in the movie (see AdaptationalSexuality above.)

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* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Sam and Kent]] have two examples here on the last day.
Day 6 and Day 7. Although compared to one another, Day 7 was bigger.
* BiTheWay: Implied While the book has an overload of RomanticTwoGirlFreindship with plenty of LesYay to go around there are two examples where this could be the case.
** First with Bridget McGuire. In the book she's dating Alex Liment but as Sam describes Bridget is plain and "saving herself for marriage". Sam makes mention that Elody believes this is a cover because she also/really likes girls. Nothing we see in her few scenes really confirm or deny this.
** Ironically it is also implied
with Anna Cartullo. Expanded on Cartullo who is cheating with Alex Liment. During her lunch with Sam in the movie (see AdaptationalSexuality above.)bathroom, she takes out a lighter designed to look like a naked female and leans her head on Sam's shoulder during their conversation. Both share a "you're too good" for the person they were "cheating" with on that day.



* CharacterDevelopment: Sam.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Sam.Sam grows through the course of her days.



* TheCutie: Izzy both in the book and the film.

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* TheCutie: Izzy both in the book and the film.is one.



* DysfunctionalFamily: HEAVILY implied with [[spoiler: Lindsay]] and [[spoiler: There's something a bit...off about Juliet's mother, and while we don't see her father, Sam comments that he sounds like an angry, barking dog.]]

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* DysfunctionalFamily: HEAVILY implied with [[spoiler: Lindsay]] and Lindsay stemming from a very bad divorce when she was young.]]
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[[spoiler: There's something a bit...off about Juliet's mother, and while we don't see her father, Sam comments that he sounds like an angry, barking dog.]]]]
** Sam makes mention they can't ever hang out at Elody's house because of their alcoholic issues.



** The film gives a scene which at least establishes the face-value characters of Sam, Lindsay, Elody and Ally. When picking up Elody from her house, the girls lock the doors and won't open up until she flashes them her bra. Confirmed by Elody that this is far from the first time they've played that particular joke. Interpretations can run from an example of a private joke between friends to an opinion of just how ''"easy"'' Elody is.



** Still appears in the film, as the actor playing Mr. Daimler is an attractive man. He does not however, ever return the amorous affections of some of his students [[spoiler: which is a departure from his source in the book. It adds some needed class to the character.]]



* OnlyOneName: Despite the fact that over a dozen mostly irrelevant background character get named by Sam with their first and surnames, Elody's last name is nowhere to be found in the book.



* PantyShot: During her more wild day in calculus Sam worries she's giving the whole class this as she sits on Mr. Daimer's desk to seduce him. Later after class where it goes even further she knows her skirt is too far up for her not to be giving this trope.

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* PantyShot: During her more wild day in calculus Sam worries she's giving the whole class this as she sits on Mr. Daimer's Daimler's desk to seduce him. Later after class where it goes even further she knows her skirt is too far up for her not to be giving this trope.



* PerpetualSmiler: Sam mentions in the book that one of her sort-of friends Tara is "constantly smiling, like she's auditioning for a toothpaste ad."
* PetTheDog

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* PerpetualSmiler: Sam mentions in the book that one of her sort-of friends Tara Flute is "constantly smiling, like she's auditioning for a toothpaste ad."
* PetTheDogPetTheDog: While Lindsey does a lot of mean things throughout the book we do learn from other parts of the narrative that she does care and may have more HiddenDepths beyond just trying to make other people's lives miserable.



* ReallyGetsAround: Elody, the most "experienced" of the girls.
** In the movie, the most experienced is shown to be Lindsy.
** Anna Cartullo, although it's hinted some of it is just a rumour.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Elody, the most "experienced" of the girls.
** In the movie, the most experienced
girls but according to Sam she's only been with two people. (Lindsey has as well but one is shown to be Lindsy.
unmentionable)
** Anna Cartullo, although it's hinted some of it is just a rumour. Within the context of Sam's narrative she does have an affair with Alex but there's no evidence she had anyone else unlike the one she's cheating with.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: A very common trait between the various girl friends we see in this story. Which may be some TruthInTelevision given it takes place in a smaller high school where it seems most people know the name of at least everyone in their grade. The girls at this school have little problems with boundaries that some more conservative readers might otherwise assume they are BiTheWay.



* SlutShaming:
** In the movie, Sam does this to Lindsay. Lindsay responds by kicking her out of the car.
** Immediately after her death, Sam's thoughts directly address the reader, wondering if they feel like she deserved to die because of what she'd done. Part of this is suggesting that some readers might think she deserved to die simply because she was planning to go all the way with her boyfriend.

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* SlutShaming:
** In the movie, Sam does this to Lindsay. Lindsay responds by kicking her out of the car.
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SlutShaming: Immediately after her death, Sam's thoughts directly address the reader, wondering if they feel like she deserved to die because of what she'd done. Part of this is suggesting that some readers might think she deserved to die simply because she was planning to go all the way with her boyfriend.



* [[ThoseTwoGuys ThoseThreeGirls]]: Tara, Bethany and Courtney, whom Sam hangs out with during the loop she has a fight with Lindsay and becomes their leader, remarking, "This is how Lindsay must feel all the time."

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* [[ThoseTwoGuys ThoseThreeGirls]]: Those Three Girls]]: Tara, Bethany and Courtney, whom Sam hangs out with during the loop she has a fight with Lindsay and becomes their leader, remarking, "This is how Lindsay must feel all the time."



** In the movie, Anna cheats on her girlfriend with some random girl. Lindsay posts the Snapchat of it, and then Anna's girlfriend dumps her.


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** Technically speaking Sam begins to cheat with Mr. Daimler in one loop before she breaks up with Rob. It only goes as far as kissing and fondling.
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* BrokenBird: Poor, poor Juliet.
* CallingTheOldManOut

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* BrokenBird: Poor, poor Juliet.
Juliet. She was best friends with Lindsey and took the blame for something Lindsey did and got made fun of by practically the entire school peer group all the way through high school.
* CallingTheOldManOutCallingTheOldManOut: Juliet goes to Kent's party with the intention of "calling the bitches out".



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl

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* HardDrinkingPartyGirlHardDrinkingPartyGirl: Most of the girls we meet in this book are down for parties and tossing back lots of alcohol.



* PantyShot: During her more wild day in calculus Sam worries she's giving the whole class this as she sits on Mr. Daimer's desk to seduce him. Later after class where it goes even further she knows her skirt is too far up for her not to be giving this trope.



* PinkIsForSissies: Lindsay hates pink; Allie lives in it.

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* PinkIsForSissies: Lindsay hates pink; Allie Ally lives in it.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Izzy.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Izzy. [[spoiler: Not really how Sam feels. She really and truly loves her little sister]]



* TheCutie: Izzy both in the book and the film.
** [[spoiler: Juliet's sister]]



** The film gives a scene which at least establishes the face-value characters of Sam, Lindsay, Elody and Ally. When picking up Elody from her house, the girls lock the doors and won't open up until she flashes them her bra. Confirmed by Elody that this is far from the first time they've played that particular joke. Interpretations can run from an example of a private joke between friends to an opinion of just how ''"easy"'' Elody is.



** Still appears in the film, as the actor playing Mr. Daimler is an attractive man. He does not however, ever return the amorous affections of some of his students [[spoiler: which is a departure from his source in the book. It adds some needed class to the character.]]



* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The suicidal [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] is called''Juliet''.]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The suicidal [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] is called''Juliet''.called ''Juliet''.]]



** The girls compete over who receives the most roses for Valentine's Day and torment Juliet by sending her one every year with the words "''Maybe next year, but probably not''". [[spoiler:Sam remedies this on the last day by sending her another one that reads "''It's never too late''".]]

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** The girls compete over who receives the most roses for Valentine's (Cupid) Day and torment Juliet by sending her one every year with the words "''Maybe next year, but probably not''". [[spoiler:Sam remedies this on the last day by sending her another one that reads "''It's never too late''".]]
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* BiTheWay: Implied with Anna Cartullo.

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* BiTheWay: Implied with Anna Cartullo. Expanded on in the movie (see AdaptationalSexuality above.)
9th Mar '17 3:17:03 PM aurorasanders
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* YourCheatingHeart: Everybody knows that Alex is cheating on his girlfriend Bridget with Anna -- everyone except Bridget. [[spoiler:Sam tips her off. Twice.]]
** Rob strongly implies he's almost cheated on Sam when she breaks up with him.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Everybody In the book, everybody knows that Alex is cheating on his girlfriend Bridget with Anna -- everyone except Bridget. [[spoiler:Sam tips her off. Twice.]]
** In the movie, Anna cheats on her girlfriend with some random girl. Lindsay posts the Snapchat of it, and then Anna's girlfriend dumps her.
** Rob strongly implies he's almost cheated on Sam in the book when she breaks up with him.
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A movie adaption is going to be released soon.

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A movie adaption is going to be was released soon.
in March 2017.



!! This show provides examples of:
* ACupAngst: Sam isn't totally flat, but she isn't happy with her chest size, especially compared to Ally.

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!! This show provides The book and movie provide examples of:
* ACupAngst: Sam isn't totally flat, but she isn't happy with her chest size, size in the book, especially compared to Ally.



* AdaptationalSexuality: Anna is turned into a lesbian in the movie.



* CoolBigSis: Sam spends one of her loops showing Izzy a favorite childhood haunt, giving her advice, and generally showing her all the time and affection she never gave her in real life.

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* CoolBigSis: Sam spends one of her loops showing Izzy a favorite childhood haunt, giving her advice, and generally showing her all the time and affection she never gave her in real life. It's condensed in the movie, but she still spends one of her loops with Izzy.



* EmbarrassingFirstName: Invoked in one loop with a rude cashier called Irma refuses to let Sam buy expensive clothes with her mom's stolen credit card. When Sam gives her fake I.D, she blurts out the S stands for [[Literature/HarryPotter Severus]]. The Pugs then add, "I'm sure you understand. It's Irma, right?" and "Did people ever call you Worma when you were little? Or Squirma?"
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Lindsay gets hers in the prologue when she announces in front of the whole gym class she won't have a girl called Vicki on her team because, "She's too fat. You could hit her with your eyes closed." and everyone laughs, even though the girl [[HollywoodPudgy isn't even actuallly fat]].

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Invoked in one book loop with a rude cashier called Irma refuses to let Sam buy expensive clothes with her mom's stolen credit card. When Sam gives her fake I.D, she blurts out the S stands for [[Literature/HarryPotter Severus]]. The Pugs then add, "I'm sure you understand. It's Irma, right?" and "Did people ever call you Worma when you were little? Or Squirma?"
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Lindsay gets hers in the prologue of the book when she announces in front of the whole gym class she won't have a girl called Vicki on her team because, "She's too fat. You could hit her with your eyes closed." and everyone laughs, even though the girl [[HollywoodPudgy isn't even actuallly fat]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Plenty, one of the most obvious examples being [[spoiler: The school is nicknamed "Suicide High".]]
* FreakyIsCool: Kent is easily one of the most likable, down-to-earth characters in the book.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Plenty, one of the most obvious examples being [[spoiler: The school is nicknamed "Suicide High".High" in the book.]]
* FreakyIsCool: Kent is easily one of the most likable, down-to-earth characters in the book.characters.



* GoodBadGirl: Anna Cartullo.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Sam has no problem with smokers (including Lindsay), but their teacher Ms. Winters is on a personal vendetta to ban smoking at their school ever since her (Ms. Winters') mother died of a nicotine-related lung disease.

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* GoodBadGirl: Anna Cartullo.
Cartullo in the book.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Sam has no problem with smokers (including Lindsay), but their teacher Ms. Winters in the book is on a personal vendetta to ban smoking at their school ever since her (Ms. Winters') mother died of a nicotine-related lung disease.



** Somewhat inverted when he [[spoiler:actually takes it further when Sam flirts with him when they're alone and she realises he's not as cool as she thought. She says to him later, "If you had a real girlfriend, you wouldn't be hitting on highschool girls."]]

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** Somewhat inverted when he [[spoiler:actually takes it further in the book when Sam flirts with him when they're alone and she realises he's not as cool as she thought. She says to him later, "If you had a real girlfriend, you wouldn't be hitting on highschool girls."]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sam's immediate reaction with she inadvertently calls Elody an alcoholic. [[spoiler:The girls (barring Lindsay) have this reaction when they hear about Juliet's suicide.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sam's immediate reaction with she inadvertently calls Elody an alcoholic.alcoholic in the book. [[spoiler:The girls (barring Lindsay) have this reaction when they hear about Juliet's suicide.]]



** Even her friends aren't always immune - Sam says when Lindsay's in a bad mood she calls her "Samuel", referencing her less-then-ample bust.

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** Even her friends aren't always immune - Sam says in the book when Lindsay's in a bad mood she calls her "Samuel", referencing her less-then-ample bust.



* NoSparks: Sam is secretly disgusted by Rob's sloppy kissing technique.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Elody's boyfriend Steve Dough is almost always called "Muffin".

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* NoSparks: Sam is secretly disgusted by Rob's sloppy kissing technique.
technique in the book.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Elody's boyfriend Steve Dough is almost always called "Muffin"."Muffin" in the book.



* PerkyGoth: Anna Cartullo.
* PerpetualSmiler: Sam mentions one of her sort-of friends Tara is "constantly smiling, like she's auditioning for a toothpaste ad."

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* PerkyGoth: Anna Cartullo.
Cartullo in the book.
* PerpetualSmiler: Sam mentions in the book that one of her sort-of friends Tara is "constantly smiling, like she's auditioning for a toothpaste ad."



** In the movie, the most experienced is shown to be Lindsy.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Juliet, as an in-universe example. When she chews Sam and the other three out, Sam comments, "But I can't stop looking at her. I never knew she was so pretty."
** Sam counts herself, in one of the loops she buys a really expensive dress, gets her makeup done by a professional and says, "I look at least twenty-five." and three random college boys comment she's hot.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Juliet, as an in-universe example. When she chews Sam and the other three out, out in the book, Sam comments, "But I can't stop looking at her. I never knew she was so pretty."
** Sam counts herself, in one of the book loops she buys a really expensive dress, gets her makeup done by a professional and says, "I look at least twenty-five." and three random college boys comment she's hot.



** A couple of girls have been getting this treatment due to rumors that they really get around.

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** A couple of girls have been getting In the movie, Sam does this treatment due to rumors that they really get around.Lindsay. Lindsay responds by kicking her out of the car.



* SuperOCD: Ally is implied to be one.
* SweetTooth: Lindsay is always carrying candy with her, even tucking sweets into her waistband.

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* SuperOCD: Ally is implied to be one.
one. It's directly stated in the movie.
* SweetTooth: Lindsay is always carrying candy with her, her in the book, even tucking sweets into her waistband.



* WeightWoe: Ally has issues with food. [[spoiler: Lindsay is downright bulimic, but, when Sam catches her in the bathroom, [[DontYouDarePityMe denies it]]]].

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* WeightWoe: Ally has issues with food. [[spoiler: Lindsay is downright bulimic, bulimic in the book, but, when Sam catches her in the bathroom, [[DontYouDarePityMe denies it]]]].



** [[spoiler: Elody dies in one of the later timeloops, since she sits in the passenger seat instead of Sam.]]

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** [[spoiler: Elody dies in one of the later book timeloops, since she sits in the passenger seat instead of Sam.]]
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* AlphaBitch: Sam and her friends, Lindsay, Ally and Elody; although Lindsay is obviously their leader. Sam says it herself, "Lindsay gets the final say on all our decisions."

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* AlphaBitch: Sam and her friends, Lindsay, Ally and Elody; although Lindsay is obviously their leader. Sam says it herself, herself: "Lindsay gets the final say on all our decisions."



* CharmPerson: Lindsay is described as being very charismatic: "Being with her is like being drunk".

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* CharmPerson: Lindsay is described as being very charismatic: in Sam's words, "Being with her is like being drunk".



* CoolLoser: Kent Mc Fuller, who wears a bowler hat, draws cartoons and doesn't give a hoot what anyone thinks. Sam's little sister Izzy is implied to be growing into this as well.
* CryCute: During a heated argument in one of the timeloops, Sam breaks down in front of Kent, invoking this trope and leading him to tell her, "I was just going to say your hair looks beautiful down."

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* CoolLoser: Kent Mc Fuller, McFuller, who wears a bowler hat, draws cartoons and doesn't give a hoot what anyone thinks. Sam's little sister Izzy is implied to be growing into this as well.
* CryCute: During a heated argument in one of the timeloops, time loops, Sam breaks down in front of Kent, invoking this trope and leading him to tell her, "I was just going to say your hair looks beautiful down."



* FreakyIsCool: Kent is easily one of the most likeable, down-to-earth characters in the book.

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* FreakyIsCool: Kent is easily one of the most likeable, likable, down-to-earth characters in the book.



** Rob gets special mention for telling Sam when she breaks up with him, "I should have screwed Gabby Hayes when she offered." and publically embarrassing her the first time she ever asked him out, just because [[TeensAreMonsters he was more popular then her]].

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** Rob gets special mention for telling Sam when she breaks up with him, "I should have screwed Gabby Hayes when she offered." and publically publicly embarrassing her the first time she ever asked him out, just because [[TeensAreMonsters he was more popular then her]].



* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The suicidal TheOphelia is called''Juliet''.]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The suicidal TheOphelia [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] is called''Juliet''.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sam's immediate reaction with she inadvertantly calls Elody an alcoholic. [[spoiler:The girls (barring Lindsay) have this reaction when they hear about Juliet's suicide.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sam's immediate reaction with she inadvertantly inadvertently calls Elody an alcoholic. [[spoiler:The girls (barring Lindsay) have this reaction when they hear about Juliet's suicide.]]



* NeverMyFault: Lindsay. [[spoiler: During the timeloop where Sam skips Kent's party and the girls stay at Ally's house, Juliet shoots herself. Linday's reaction is, "She's better off this way." Even Elody and Ally think this is [[WhatTheHellHero going too far]] and pointedly sleep in a different room. Sam herself says to Lindsay, "You were her best friend."]]

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* NeverMyFault: Lindsay. [[spoiler: During the timeloop time loop where Sam skips Kent's party and the girls stay at Ally's house, Juliet shoots herself. Linday's Lindsay's reaction is, "She's better off this way." Even Elody and Ally think this is [[WhatTheHellHero going too far]] and pointedly sleep in a different room. Sam herself says to Lindsay, "You were her best friend."]]



* PinkIsForSissies: Lindsay hates pink, Allie lives in it.

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* PinkIsForSissies: Lindsay hates pink, pink; Allie lives in it.



** Sam gives one to Lindsay when she finally snaps during one of the timeloops.

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** Sam gives one to Lindsay when she finally snaps during one of the timeloops.time loops.



* WeightWoe: Ally has issues with food. [[spoiler: Lindsay is downright bulimic, but, when Sam catches her in the bathroom, [[DontYouDarePityMe denies it]].]]

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* WeightWoe: Ally has issues with food. [[spoiler: Lindsay is downright bulimic, but, when Sam catches her in the bathroom, [[DontYouDarePityMe denies it]].]]it]]]].
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