If I Stay by Gayle Forman

88%

6 Critic Reviews

I honestly have nothing negative to say about this book, I enjoyed every single moment of it. The constant flashbacks into Mia’s life make you want to keep on turning the pages, to learn more about her...
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The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She WentJust One Day, and Just One Year.
 
Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!
 
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, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
 

About Gayle Forman

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Gayle Forman (www.gayleforman.com) is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published March 24, 2009 by Speak. 207 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by lilybelle on Jul 28 2015

I honestly have nothing negative to say about this book, I enjoyed every single moment of it. The constant flashbacks into Mia’s life make you want to keep on turning the pages, to learn more about her...

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Excellent
Reviewed by Ayesha on Jan 16 2015

I have to admit, this story was immensely devastating but I loved it all the same. What I loved the most was the originality of it; I mean, it takes real talent to really think outside the box like the author has.

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Good
Reviewed by Thedauntlessbookthief on Oct 17 2014

This book is gut-wrenchingly sad yet heart-warmingly happy at the same time. There are parts where I was practically bawling my eyes out, and then others where it made me laugh out loud.

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Above average
Reviewed by jboo1698 on Oct 13 2014

This is a really interesting book to read as it tackles a sense of achievement and also overcomes that stereotype against musicians that they can't have boyfriends who are into modern stuff (Adam) or they have no friends or they can't achieve anything in day to day life because it's a dying art. I like that.

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Good
Reviewed by helloitsheath on Aug 27 2014

Overall, If I Stay is heartwarming and heart-wrenching all at once. From the relatable characters to the slightly ambiguous ending, If I Stay comes highly recommended from me!

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Good
Reviewed by Esther37 on Sep 30 2012

If I stay was a very sad book and I really enjoyed reading it. In this book Mia learnt that your immediate family isn't your only family and she reflected back on her life.

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