Author: Gayle Forman
Synopsis: Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.
Stay, he says.
Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
How I got this book: Borrowed from eLibrary (audiobook)
Having listened to this book several months ago, I have been trying since then to write this review.
Needless to say, all attempts so far have been quite unsuccessful.
How do I describe my thoughts about this book?
It was amazing. It really was. I don’t usually read contemporary, but I was convinced to read this by the movie trailer.
I don’t know, I always seem to want books that are likely to rip my heart out.
Which this one did.
In a good way.
Occasionally the story was interrupted by some musical interlude-thing. I wouldn’t have minded so much, except that it didn’t happen when there was supposed to be a break in the story…it was like starting a new paragraph mid-sentence…it was kind of annoying. Luckily it didn’t happen often and other than that, the audio was enjoyable.
That is all.
Good book. Good audio. Good movie.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer said:
Glad you enjoyed this one!! I liked it but didn’t…love it. Still have to watch the movie, though…
Molly Mortensen said:
haha, glad you ‘enjoyed’ this book. I don’t have any desire to have my heart ripped out, so I think I’ll avoid it, but I enjoyed your review. 🙂
That’s what I originally thought…but then I saw the movie trailer and was like “Fine, I’ll read it”
I seem to enjoy having my heart ripped out, though…