If I Stay by Gayle Forman : Review

September 12, 2011

Title: If I stay 
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 259
Series: If I stay #1
Published:April 6,2010


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

 I just finished reading this book a couple of hours ago and I am still trying to contemplate what happened in this book. I am still not sure how I feel about this book.While lots of people said it was very sad , to keep Kleenex by ,I did get teary eyed when it came to the crash, but other than that I just felt a little sad. I felt somewhat disconnected from this book, but my connection with this book was strong when it came to the music. Seeing, I am a big music person; I play a couple of instruments myself and I found it was rather interesting to read about her playing music and to talk about music in general.

      Now to the characters, I loved Kim what was not to like about her. Even though she wasn’t there most of the story just in little flashbacks and when she came to the hospital I loved her personality. Kim and Mia were like 2 peas and a pod. Mia was a great main character. I really got her and her family with the music. I loved how she was really talented with an also talented boyfriend who also plays music. It seemed like the perfect match her and Adam. Teddy, what can I say Teddy  he was the sweet, but fun and funny at times little brother. I loved him can’t say anything else about him. Adam, like I said perfect match for Mia, he stood by her when she needed him and he wanted what was best for her.

     I was very shocked by the ending of her choice after  all she talked about in the story it kind of lead in the opposite direction of her choice, but I’m glad she made the decision she did and can’t wait to go to the store and get Where She Went.

1 comment:

  1. read this book and loved it!! great review :) im following u now!