As I am on my Summer Holidays (or Summer Vacation as some may know it) l have been away a few times on holiday. Two weeks ago I went to a course dedicated to singing! If you did not know already I am quite passionate about singing so I really enjoyed the week!! I then the following week went to the seaside for a week with my dad and we enjoyed relaxing on the beach and in my case READING! One of the books I read over the Summer was If I stay, so here’s my thoughts on the book…
Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Romance/Young Adult
Everybody has to make choices.
Some might break you.
A haunting novel about the power of love and loss.
A story that won’t quite let you go.
For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend, decisions seem tough, even when they’re all about a future full of music and love, a future that’s brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning… a snowy road… and suddenly all of Mia’s choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she’ll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all…
I have not read any of Forman’s books before but thoroughly enjoyed her style of writing. (WARNING MINOR SPOILERS)
After the massive car crash that changed everything, Mia goes straight to hospital. Throughout the time she is in the hospital, she is in a near death experience which enables her to come out of the ICU unit where her body is and go around the hospital hearing what other people are doing and saying. I think this a great idea and very cleverly written as it is written in first person, so we see Mia’s side of the story and get to now what is happening elsewhere.
My favorite character was Teddy, Mia’s little brother. He just seemed so vulnerable and wow I will warn you know get lots of tissues!! I can tell Gayle did a good job because I did not dislike one character!!
Overall although this is just one big roller coaster ride of a book (in a good way) there is something that I would criticize is the length of the book! It was quite short for me personally, as I read it in one sitting and I like to read a book over the length of a few days but apart from that I really enjoyed this one!!! Therefore I am giving this book four stars…
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