Friday, February 21, 2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (if I stay #1)


4/5 Hearts
“And that's just it, isn't it? That's how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.” 
 This book is about Mia, a seventeen year old cello player with a great family, friend and boyfriend. Then one snowy day they're on their way to spend a fun day with friends when tragedy strikes; they get into a horrible car crash. The story that follows is that of Mia who is watching everything that happens from an out-of-body experience.

The story is beautifully written, at certain times heartbreaking and very thought provoking. 

You follow Mia through the experience and get to know her friends and family. She's an interesting character and I felt really bad for everything that happened to her. She does have some amazing friends and relatives left, but will it be enough for Mia to choose to live?
I did find the ending to be a bit predictable, but maybe that's just me. All in all a good book, espcially if you feel like shedding some tears - don't expect to finish the book without it.

Read in july 2013

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