If I Stay
by Gayle Forman
In a single moment, "everything" changes. Seventeenyear- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she fi nds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all makeaand the ultimate choice Mia commands.
I saw a lot of reviews for the story floating around the blogosphere and naturally being the reader that i am, i had to check it out for myself. I saw alot of smililairities in If I Stay and books like Elsewhere and The Lovely Bones and you know i love those two books! So when i read If I Stay i expected myself to immedietly jump into it. I did and by page 16 i was jumping up and down in my room and trying not to hyperventilate from how good it was! If I Stay can sometimes make you laugh and then sometimes make you cry...the ending expecially! There was so much heart in the book that i found myself crying like a little baby at the end! My stepmom looked at me like i was an idiot but oh i didnt care! In the middle though, i hate to say, it kind of trudged along not really going anywhere but that ended shortly and the highly climatic ending certaintly made up for that!! If I Stay was a great book and i'm glad i desided to pick this one up!