If I Stay

If I Stay

Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here.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 frie...

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Title:If I Stay
Author:Gayle Forman
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ISBN:0525421033
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:201 pages

If I Stay Reviews

  • Heather
    Jun 26, 2009
    There are two kinds of books, those that you finish reading and leave you with fleeting memories of the attractive hero, the silly heroine, and the overall storyline, or perhaps all you noted was the glaring plot holes, inconsistencies, ridiculousness or flat characters. At any rate, it’s a boo...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Jul 20, 2010
    I played the violin for five years and the viola for three. It is the piano that only lasted for one year. My older brother and I began our lessons together when I was nine. My brother was a smart kid, but he didn't know it then. It didn't help that his little sister was extremely competitive, preco...
  • Flannery
    Aug 12, 2010
    Books about death and dying are particularly hard to review. The way we react to them is so deeply personal that I'm skeptical about the actual value of my (or anyone's) review of the work to other readers. When we read, we don't come to the book with a clean slate--we come to it with years of exper...
  • Jess
    Dec 10, 2010
    This book could have been great, but it was almost embarrassing to read at times. I know that sounds pretty mean, but c'mon.I can appreciate any novel that mentions Kathleen Hannah and Courtney Love in positive context (it also earns points for being set near Portland!), but I can't respect a novel ...
  • Emory Russo
    Dec 23, 2010
    My impression? It was good. Not fantastic, but okay. Decent. Tolerable. But I'm a bit irritated with this book right now, because it is one of those books that has been ridiculously overrated. Yeah, it was sad. But not 'devastating'. Not 'heart-wrenching'.This book was fine, but I honestly think tha...
  • Emily May
    Mar 02, 2011
    Despite the general hype about this book, I had my reservations because I had gone into The Lovely Bones with similar optimism and been highly disappointed by a story that never really took off and was simply drab and boring. After reading the goodreads description for this, I imagined something of...
  • Watermelon Daisy
    May 21, 2011
    In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... A sophisticated, layered, and hear...
  • Rainbow
    Jul 08, 2012
    UGHHHHHH.This book is wrenching!But lovely. With an interesting and unusual narrative. There's a lot of teen romance here, but it was the family dynamic that really did me in. (In a good way.)...
  • Summer
    Nov 20, 2012
    I was actually quite shocked to find that this book did not even make me shed one tear. Weird, huh?Unless you count tears of boredom.Other people: THIS BOOK OMG THE FEELS I’M SOBBING UNCONTROLLABLY.Me: Wait where was the part where I was supposed to cry?Despite what you’re probably thinkin...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 16, 2016
    *4.5 stars*There is something comforting in that. To go down as a family. No one left behind. I'm not.I'm not crying. Why would I be? If I stay is only one of the most endearing stories I've ever read...No reason to sob quitely while writing a review... ღ ❤ ❤ ❤You probably all kn...