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.
- This book hits you like a freight train. The family is so cute, starts off sitting happily eating breakfast on a snow day. The hop in the car, happily chatting with each other and then BOOM life changes. Definitely reminds you that every minute of life needs to be lived to the fullest.
- I loved the struggle between life and death, being or unbeing. Mia has to decide what she is going to do and how she wants to react to her new situation.
- The book goes between past and present, it was so neat to read what it could possibly be like to have an outer-body experience.
- I loved Mia, I loved that she felt like she never fit in and I loved her passion for music. I have this bright red hair that no one, even in my extended family has, so it was always a joke that I was the “milkman’s” daughter. Mia felt the same way because she had dark features when her family were all blond.
- Mia boyfriend was so cute and now added to my book crush list. He seriously had to jump through hoops to get in to see her. His anguish was so thick, it was so hard not to well up with feels!
- To tell you the truth, I really can’t think of any. I think this would have been a really good stand-alone, so I am just really hoping the 2nd book won’t mess up the magic.