If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family.
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia’s story will stay with you for a long, long time.
What you’re in for: Accident. Death. Gore. Life. In-between death and life. Romance. Friendship. Family. Music. Decisions. Emotion.
The writing was a bit on the immature side, but I was able to delve right in and become captivated by the story.
I found way too many mistakes for a published book and kind of regret buying it for that reason. These things bother me like crazy!
I am, however, glad that I read this story and I am looking forward to seeing the movie. The story kept my interest throughout and I thought the author did a pretty good job bringing it all together. This book touches on so many aspects of life (family, friendship, love, death, etc.). It was a decent read, for sure. I mean, I devoured the whole book in one day (which is almost unheard of when it comes to me).
I won’t be purchasing the sequel (for reasons listed above — grr!), but I will borrow it from the library. Though, I think it’s good just as a stand alone. I’m not sure what the sequel will entail, but I am interested in finding out.
A Peek Inside
If I stay. If I live. It’s up to me.
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