Thursday, February 13, 2014
if i stay by Gayle Forman
Title: if i stay
Series: if i stay series #1
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Date Published: April 6, 2010
Pages: 320 (paperback)
Genre: YA fiction, romance, realistic fiction
Age Range: 12+
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. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
What can I say about this novel....this is one of my absolute favorite books. It's been a long time since I've read it but I have read it more than once. It's amazing. Breathtaking. The writing is fantastic, jumping back and forth between the present and past.
Mia is a strong willed girl who has the make the most heart-wrentching decision. To live, or die. She and her family get in a car accident, and tragedy strikes, leaving Mia to re-live her life and to watch those she loves cry over her crippled body in the present as her soul stands outside herself.
It's an amazing novel that will surely bring you to tears. I would recommend this book to anyone. Though this is a work of fiction, it has more truth than you can comprehend, making the story more gripping. The plot is fantastic as well as the writing, and you really connect with the characters.
A must read.