If I StayFirst thing: why is this book being compared to Twilight? Gayle Forman's writing is amazing and poetic, not at all like Stephenie's. Also, the story, the plot, EVERYTHING, is completely different. Jeez, I'm just so tired of people comparing EVERY SINGLE love story to Twilight. Ah, rant done.
What if you had everything:
A gorgeous boyfriend who was madly in love with you?
Quirky hip parents who totally got you?
A musical talent that could take you anywhere?
What if your biggest problem in life was choosing which path to take?
Follow your first love--music-- to New York City?
Or stay with your boyfriend, friends, and family?
What if one day, you went out for a drive...
And in an instant everything changed?
What if suddenly all the other choices were gone?
Except for one--the only one that truly mattered?
What would you do?
A sophisticated, layered, and heart achingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands. Summit Entertainment has rights to 'If I Stay' for the movie.
Mia has everything and loses everything in a blink of an eye. Her story is raw and real and it's definitely heart braking. Many people have said that Mia seems distant but I feel this was necessary. She was looking at everything from the outside and she was in a limbo that she couldn't understand.
I love how the story had flashbacks. I especially loved Mia's parents. When you see them through flashbacks, you want to cry because the realization that they (SPOILER) are gone (END SPOILER) is tragic.
Adam is sweet and real. God, I want a boyfriend like him.
I also loved how the story took place in 24 hours. It made me anxious to see what was going to happen last but since I knew that the decision was going to be probably the last page, I kept myself from reading it (I usually read the last page of the book first). One of my friend only read the last page and she had goosebumps.
I wasn't expecting it. That last page, God, it is to die for. So unexpected and so beautifully described...I couldn't keep my tears at bay.
In one sentence:
"Like nothing you've read before: tragic and hopeful at the same time."
Cover: 5 (I just LOOOVE this cover).
Overall Feeling: 5