Saturday, June 11, 2011
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 finds 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 make?and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
What I thought:
I loved this book. I loved the different perspective on dying and the choices we have to make. I fell in love with the story, the characters, everything. I loved the relationship between Mia and her boyfriend as well as her best friend. The writing was great. I didn't feel like there was too much time devoted on descriptions or on non-important things or occasions. I felt that the transition between present and past wasn't confusing. I didn't like the fact that I cried like a baby...maybe I should deduct a star for making me so emotional. Not many books can make you feel so strongly, but this one does.