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If I Stay is a powerful story about a girl named Mia who experiences the many hours between her family’s car accident and her hospital ICU stay in an in between life and death state. She has to make a decision –whether to stay or go on –after realizing that her family is dead and gone. If I Stay is 200 pages of heart-wrenching emotion. I was pulled into the story right from the beginning and with each page and with each story Mia had to tell I was pulled deeper into her world. I was emotionally engaged and by the end of the book drained completely. I must admit that I read the book in a bookstore and was crying in said bookstore. I didn’t care who would see me because putting the book down to go home and cry in private was not an option. The Characters and relationships are so real. And what I mean by that is that there's real conflict and struggle. Mia and Adam are so different with their different styles and music tastes and friend groups yet it is worked at. No relationship is the peachy Edward/ Bella romance (SORRY!). Forman does well to show how difficult having such a contrasting romance can be and with a family that is so much different from you. On top of that Forman shows a heartwarming eclectic and rich family that is fun, energetic and passionate about life. And that is where Mia’s struggle stems from: how can she go on living life, loving life if her loved ones, those that truly loved living are gone. The story is a powerful tale of life and death and the true meaning of friends, family and truly living. Mia is stuck in the in between and she reminisces on her life, her music and her love. In a family where music is a major part of who they are and their personality, Mia’s life is intertwined with the notes and melodies of her past. The differences between her music and her families or even her boyfriend Adam’s is a testament to how truly diverse life is and how the smallest fragment, music, can be a powerful driving force. Music and Mia’s memories are one and the same. Gayle Forman seamlessly intertwines the present and past and at time when I wondered “where’s this bit going…?” she delivers on highly emotional level tugging at my heart strings. The whole story is emotionally charged and you will be constantly sighing and heaving with tears. If I Stay is a true testament to the power a single person can hold and what a lifetime of love and memories can offer. Don’t take one second for granted and keep moving. Always keep moving. I give this book a 92/100 A- Characters- 19 Plot- 17 Writing- 19 Originality- 17 Re-Readability- 20
Surprisingly enough, I liked the movie more than the book.