If I Stay by Gayle Forman

5 Aug

Series: If I Stay, book #1

Published: April 9th 2009 by Dutton Juvenile

Details: Hardcover, 199 pages

My rating: 4/5

A beautifully written book about 17-year old Mia who one day heads out in the car with her parents and her little brother, only to wake up the next second in the aftermath of a terrible car accident. Only, she didn’t really wake up. As she follows her body which is rushed into hospital, she realizes she is a spirit trapped between life and death, and that she has the power to choose, whether to stay in this life or go. This is a wonderful little book, that somehow manages to be both heart-breaking and hopeful at the same time. A great read!

Oh, and there is a sequel, to be published in April 2011. It’s called Where She Went, and is written from Adam’s point of view (Adam who is Mia’s boyfriend in If I stay).

3 Responses to “If I Stay by Gayle Forman”

  1. jenika May 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Uhm… this book looks interesting… I’ll give it a try!

    • tess May 21, 2011 at 7:18 am #

      Yeah do give it a try! It’s an easy book to read, it took me about a day. It’s not mind-blowing but definitely a solid good read. I’ll read the sequel soon and review it here as well!


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    […] is the sequel to If I Stay. Three years has gone since Mia left Adam, and he is still trying to come to terms with it. One […]

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