Thursday, June 3, 2010

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

What if you have everything you could want as a seventeen-year-old but then lose it all in a matter of seconds. Your mom. Your dad. Your baby brother. Gone. And you are left to watch the wreckage as your own life hangs in the balance.

Mia is that seventeen-year-old girl. One minute she was riding down a snowy road in Oregon with her family and next she was watching as the paramedics arrive in an attempt to save her life.

The thought of going on in life without her family seem unbearable to Mia. How could she possibly leave them behind?

Will the love of Mia's remaining family and friends be enough to make Mia stay? What would you choose?

This is absolutely one of my favorite books of the year so far. I could not put this book down. Gayle Forman tells a beautiful and painful story that will have you not only hoping for Mia to survive but also mourning the loss of her family.

If I Stay gets 5 stars without a doubt!

~ C

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