Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Characters: 18/20
Setting: 9/10
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 9/10
Overall: 93/100 or A
Mia is a happy person. She has a lovely family with quirky parents and a cut Mia has a great boyfriend, Adam. Mia also has a cello talent that could land her in Julliard. On a snow day, her family decides to go on a drive. Her life is changed in seconds.
Mia watches her family and herself get loaded in to ambulances. Her body is taken to the ICU and a nurse helps her understand that she has to choose on whether to stay with her boyfriend, future, and her non-immediate family or to go with her family. Mia decides from a series of flashbacks on what her choice of if she should choose to stay or to go.
I found If I Stay to be more then imagined that it would be. I mostly picked it up, because of the cover and what other bloggers said. So, I had little clue on what it was about. The character were amazing. I love Mia and how she took time to figure out what she should do. I also loved Adam and how he never gave up. He was very sweet and awesome. The setting was amazing. I have spent too much time in hospitals, so I know the standard layout. I also have been to Eugene, Oregon and it was well described. The approach of the plot was well done and original. I also loved the flashbacks of Mia's past. Forman is also a great writer and I can't wait to read more of her books.
My friend, Amber of Must and Lust for Books! did her first review on If I Stay today, she also has a contest that ends Tommorrow at Noon EST. So go check her out, she is so awesome.
Peace out, Sarah.


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