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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Released: April 2, 2009
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Rated: YA
Buy If I Stay

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 heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.This book will bring tears to your eyes at one point and laughter at another.

What I thought:

This is probably one of the most emotional books I have ever read. I knew what I was getting into, when I read the book description, but I wasn't excepting an emotional masterpiece. But it was. I'm not going to lie, it was hard to read, emotionally speaking. I was in tears several times.

I loved the premise, even as depressing and sad as it was. Brilliant story. Gayle Forman's take on what happens when one is in a coma was just astounding. This was written really well. It alternated scenes, from current to flash backs. I get kind of wary of these, since most of the times, I don't like the flash back scenes when they break up the flow. Everything was related, everything flowed and I found myself lost in the moment.

This may have been one of the most emotional books I have read, but also one of the best. This is definitely worth reading and definitely worth bumping up your TBR list. Amazing. Truly.

My Rating:

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Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads said...

Ok I've read a zillion reviews on this and i think yours has convinced me to check this one out!! Thanks for the awesome review!

Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Aimee said...

Thanks Lah! Might need to get a box of tissues for this one though!

Candace said...

I loved this book too! The second one may have even been better though!

Larissa said...

I totally agree with Candace! I love those books!

Italia said...

I truly love this book. It makes me smile and makes me cry. This is definitely not a book for teens only; people of all ages will love it! There hasn't been a touching little book like this for so long. I personally think it's even better than THE LOVELY BONE.

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