#Review – IF I STAY by Gayle Forman


If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Series: If I Stay #1
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: April 2, 2009
Publisher: Speak

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5 Stars

Talk about an ending! The writing and audio narration felt so true to life. This book makes you wonder if this really happens when someone is in a coma. Do they see what is going on and then make the decision to go or to stay? Gripping story line with a twist of romance.


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 #1: IF I STAY

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Award-winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the Just OneSeries, I Was HereWhere She Went and the #1 New York Timesbestseller If I Stay, which has been translated into more than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture. Gayle published Leave Me, her first novel starring adults in 2016 and her latest novel I Have Lost My Way comes out in March of 2018. Gayle’s essays and nonfiction work has appeared in publications like The New York TimesElleThe Nation and Time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.


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