If I Stay (Gayle Forman)

Rating: 3 Stars

Mia is in the car with her mom, dad, and brother, on their way to visit family and friends when they get into a car accident. The other driver is fine, but Mia finds herself outside of her own body looking at the wreckage of the scene. Over the next few days she watches as her family and friends join her at the hospital, despite the fact that she’s in a coma and the doctors aren’t sure if she’ll recover. Mia has to make the decision to stay – or to go.

There isn’t a whole lot for me to say about this book. At first I wasn’t a fan of this writing style at all. The dialogue was weird and awkward to me and her parents just seemed like strange characters that were trying too hard to be “cool” parents. But I did plough through the book, it was a really fast and easy read and by the end I was sobbing. So I did end up really enjoying it. I would recommend it if you’re looking for a fast read with tears included!

I actually didn’t realize there was a sequel to this book until I finished and there was a sample chapter from the next one called Where She Went which I do plan on picking up as soon as I can! And I think I might also pop a few other books by this author into my cart, as well. Sometimes you just need a quick and easy read and that’s what these books were to me.

It was sweet. Read it.

(Oh, also it’s a movie, apparently. So when I finish the sequel I’m going to track down the movie and compare! Stay tuned!)

4 thoughts on “If I Stay (Gayle Forman)

  1. I bought a copy of this book a few years ago but then when I was giving some of my books away to make room on my bookshelves I sent it to the Goodwill. I realized I still want to read it though- time to get it from the library. I like quick and easy reads if they have some substance and are well-written. After I read this I might watch the movie too… I like Chloe Moretz even though I feel like she hasn’t made great choices with her career since she grew up! 🙂


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