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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).