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

  • Title: If I Stay
  • Author: Gayle Forman
  • ISBN: 9780525421030
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 frieLibrarian 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 friends behind Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one And it s the only one that matters.If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

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    About "Gayle Forman"

    1. Gayle Forman

      Award winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the Just One Series, I Was Here, Where She Went and the 1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay, which has been translated into than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture Gayle published Leave Me, her first novel starring adults in 2016 and her latest novel, I Have Lost My Way, comes out in March of 2018 Gayle lives with her husband and daughters in Brooklyn.


    1. 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 book that you read, either like or dislike, but no sooner than you have turned the last page, it is out of sight and out of mind Then there is the other kind of book that will touch your heart, or awaken a lin [...]

    2. 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 that if I had read the first chapter and then read the last chapter I wouldn t have missed much Yes, her parents were both beautiful people who will be missed And I have to admit the whole story of he brother s life [...]

    3. 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 that is full of cliches, unrealistic characters, and CHEESE I almost had to stop reading when one character played the other character s body like a guitar , and I actually did stop reading for awhile wh [...]

    4. 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 readNo reason to sob quitely while writing a review You probably all know what happens A car accident A car accident that took Mia, her brother and her parents lives away Only Mia stayed as a ghost, a lifeless body She s hurt She s weak She doesn t want to leave everyone she cares about, but how much easier i [...]

    5. 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, precocious and bratty I think he always believed he didn t have much going for him but boy he has it where it counts.Back then I thought I was so much smarter than him, and taking up the piano was another chan [...]

    6. 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 WHY I DROPPED IT I didn t like the book I just thought it was completely useless [...]

    7. 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 thinking, I did not base this review on whether or not I would cry I gave it two stars because it did not affect me in any way Rather, it bored me Other than the fact that I was bored to tears, I had several major issues [...]

    8. 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 description for this, I imagined something of the same and could only hope I wouldn t have a repeat performance.To be honest, if you re looking for fast paced adventure and a really gripping plot then I m not sure this book is for you Gayle Forman uses subt [...]

    9. 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 experiences, friendships, and memories that provide us with a vantage point from which to view the story And if you have an awful tendency toward existentialism, like I do, these books only become emotional as [...]

    10. 5 AMAZING STARS Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you I decided to read this book because I noticed that the movie is coming out the next month So I thought that finally I must read it And now that I finally finished the second too I m thinkingWhy I didn t start this series sooner Why The story,the characters and general all the concept was perfection It s a heartbreaking story about love,family and life This book deals with life and death.Mia is a seventeen years old [...]

    11. I keep hearing that If I Stay by Gayle Forman is this wonderfully heartbreaking novel Some reviewers have cried, some have felt empty after reading this, and unfortunately, your Auntie Nessa is just not one of them Also, haven t read this book since July 2012, finally decided to finish my review in January 2013 Go me If I Stay follows the story of a girl named Mia, with a perfect family who decide to go out into the city on a snow day, and their car crashes, killing everyone in it Except for the [...]

    12. Update 3 23 2011 The sequel is a fabulous cryfest Better than If I Stay Update 3 2 2011 While I didn t love this book as much as many of my friends did, I still think that it has a lot of heart Looking forward to the sequel.Original reviewIt is always difficult for me to write reviews for books that do not have any flaws If I Stay is one of those books This story of love and family, of choices and happiness, is just so superbly written, I am a little lost for words I think the genius of this boo [...]

    13. If I Stay is beautifully written, with characters that feel solidly real I pick up any novel like this with a great deal of trepidation, because the potential for treacly, overly dramatic, cliche scenarios abound but this one exceeded just about every expectation I had and avoids pretty much all the usual YA pitfalls Mia s relationships with her parents, with her brother Teddy, and with her grandparents were all wonderfully vibrant, in a way that reminded me of Madeleine L Engle s complicated, c [...]

    14. 4 stars to Gayle Forman s If I Stay, the first of a two book series and recently made motion picture I first stumbled across this book when I saw the movie promo last year, and I recall thinking oh, that looks like a great story I had just finished reading JoJo Moyes Me Before You series and felt they d be similar in story and character I went on my merry way, happily choosing from the physical books on my own bookshelf or my electronic digital subscriptions I always need to have 15 to 20 books [...]

    15. 3.5 starsWelcome to another exciting fight to the death conversation between Nice Natalie and Cynical Natalie.Nice Natalie Here we are again, about to rag on another beloved book.Cynical Natalie It s called having an opinion If you wanna play nice nice, go stand in the corner with the Stop the GR Bullies people.Nice Natalie But you did like If I Stay The writing sent shivers down your spine, remember And there was so much noise A symphony of grinding, a chorus of popping, an aria of exploding, a [...]

    16. More reviews The Beautiful World of Books Initial reaction upon finishing When I heard Seventeen call If I Stay new TFIOS I should have turned tail and run in the opposite direction as fast as I could.But like always my curiosity won.If I Stay is a boring story that can be told in few sentences but has been dragged into a 200 page book If this book were any longer, I would have marked it DNF right after reading the first few chapters This book is about a girl named Mia who experiences a car acci [...]

    17. The Lovely Bones I am sure I am not the first person to make the comparison And yes, in some ways they are similar In my opinion, If I Stay accomplished what Lovely Bones set out to do but didn t So let s put that comparison to bed right now.Mia plays the cello and listens to classical music and she doesn t care that most people think she is a little odd I actually quite liked Mia I can t seem to put my finger on what it was about her exactly that I found so endearing, but I liked her none the l [...]

    18. MOVIE TRAILER I m so excited I loved this book hard Major goosebumps while watching and of course I bawled my eyeballs out Here s the link to the trailer youtu rMp896hfp74This book was beautiful Packed with so much living, dying, loving, crying.Not necessarily in that order This is a book about Mia told from Mia s point of view, which by the way was heart breaking and gorgeous On a normal day in the normal life of 17 year old Mia and her mom, her dad and her little brother TeddyLife derailed and [...]

    19. I have had a continuous stream of tears running down my cheeks for the last few hours Between Jenny Downham Before I Die and Gayle Foreman, I have cried a lifetime of tears in the past week My house mate asked why do you put yourself through it I had to think about it, for a fraction of a second, before I answered because every word is worth it.Simply, this book wouldn t be the emotional cruncher it is without some superb writing from Forman Without giving to much away, she makes all characters [...]

    20. 4 Stars If I Stay takes us on the extremely touching journey of a young girl teetering on the edge of death.When a disastrous car wreck lands Mia in a coma, she is faced with the ultimate decision To live or to die.As difficult as that choice is on its own, there are certain elements swaying Mia in each direction that stand to complicate matters even further She is confused She is broken She feels lonely But she is not alone This story is told through Mia s emotional perspective, so we not only [...]

    21. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsThis is the first time I ve reread If I Stay and I m happy to report that after five years, it s still a fantastic book.It s amazing to me how, in just a few short pages, Forman is able to make you care about the Hall family REALLY care REALLY feel it when Mia begins to watch from outside herself, as her life, her world, is completely destroyed.My dad smiles and taps on his pipe He started smoking one recently as part of this whole 1950s Father Knows Best retro kick he is [...]

    22. Prepare to bawl your eyes out This one is a tearjerker If you are in the mood for an ugly cry, look no farther.While I expected this book to be sad and beautifully tragic, which it most definitely was, I wasn t prepared for the emotional blows to start so early on and then continue for the entirety of the book Usually, you bond with the characters and read about the happy times before the bottom drops out and you have to make a dash for the Kleenex That wasn t the case with this book at all.A fa [...]

    23. Although I d read the synopsis multiple times, I never really got what the story was until I read the first chapter when it all happens When you find out Mia is making the choice as her body lays waiting in the ICU She becomes an invisible observer, watching and narrating her tragic ordeal from the time the accident happens And it is here that we join her on her quest To ultimately decide to stay or to let go The choice is resonated through flashbacks, that feature Mia s parents, brother Teddy, [...]

    24. 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 friends behind Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one And it s the only one that matters This one has been on my Kindle for ages I read some NA YA but not a lot as the characters sometimes annoy me with their immaturity I know, I [...]

    25. A powerfully emotional novel, If I Stay is a journey through life and death, in the eyes of a young girl who has lost just about everything After a disastrous car accident, Mia finds herself looking down at her own battered body, barely alive This is one case where, immediately, you get a feel of who these people are, their realness, the love they have for each other With only a few minutes of getting to know them before the accident, I already felt a connection with Mia and her whole family, tu [...]

    26. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman was a mixed bag for me It was certainly a quick read and I enjoyed myself, but I wasn t blown away by it as many of my friends were This novel tells the story of seventeen year old Mia Hall who is severely injured in a car accident that kills her parents and younger brother While her body is comatose, Mia s spirit watches her friends and family rally in support of her while recalling poignant moments in her life as she decides whether or not to live or die.The stronges [...]

    27. Wow what a story I just loved this book so darn much The author packs so much in this short novel that I have been thinking about it for days I can lose you like that if I don t lose you today I ll let you go If you stay Holy crap, I m still choked up over this story and I read it last week This story is told completely in Mia s pov on how one day she lost everything but one person begs her to stay Movie trailer youtube watch v rMp896Overall, this story was a page turner that was heart breakingl [...]

    28. I absolutely loved this book.Multiple times whilst reading this baby, tears welled up in my eyes at the beauty of Gayle s writing, and just imagining being in Mia s situation got me really emotional I literally started this book earlier today, and I managed to read the entire thing within a few hours because I did not want to put it down.This is the third book by Gayle Forman that I ve read in the past few weeks, and I think it s safe to say that she has quickly become one of my favorite YA cont [...]

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