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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)

My Thoughts:

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.

Audio Thoughts:

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.

Movie Thoughts:


That is all.

Final Opinion:

Good book. Good audio. Good movie.