Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended if you like:
Stories told through multiple flashbacks, the importance of the little things in life, and stories about life and death/loss and catastrophe

Book Summary:
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.

Book Review:
In honor of the movie coming out this year: *trumpets playing* here's my book review! 

Overall, I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Mia tells the story of her life through a series of flashbacks while she's in a coma. The book focuses on the simple things like her family, her boyfriend, her best friend, and her passion for the cello.

I admit, I did get a little bored at times and wanted to speed up the pace. But I understand why it had to be done that way, because I thought it made the ending more powerful. It was a good read.
Anyway, I'm excited for the movie! I'm a huge fan of Chloe Grace Moretz and I really wanna meet her in real life!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow this one sounds like it tugs at the heartstrings... Glad you enjoyed it Isabelle!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.