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.
©2009 Dutton Juvenile; (P)2009 Penguin
The writing in If I Stay made me want to leap out of my second story window to escape from it. Not the plot, which was adequate if melodramatic, the language itself. The use of three adjectives and two modifiers where the correct noun would have sufficed created a claustrophobic atmosphere and non-existent pacing. The author substituted words for story. This is the only one star review I've ever posted, but it is the only one star book I've ever downloaded.
I am a nurse, wife, daughter, sister, and student. I don't have much free time but when I find a minute I enjoying listening to a good book.
This book was written with an awesome perspective on life and death. I actually cried and felt Mia's emotions!
I enjoyed this book despite the sad basis for the story. My only complaint is that the narrator did not sound like she was 17 years old and that took me out of the story a little bit. Otherwise it was very good
Lover of life!
heart breaking, wonderful, full of hope among despair, a great love story...a great overall read
Can't believe Amazon is selling audio books with no way to access them. The audible app is not available, even for its own kindle fire tablet. Why are you selling anything until this is resolved? Tried on two different kindle fire tablets with same results. Not good business Amazon! At least put up a disclaimer stating the app is not available so people don't get tricked into buying audio books they can't use!
This story was not only a love story but also a sad and happy story at the same time I loved the movie as well. What I found to be the saddest part (in the movie) was when the grandfather said it was ok to let go but he looks right at the spirit of her. But the way she wakes up and feels Adam in her hands it is an amazing story and I would proudly say this is a good book no matter what anyone says!
I liked the thoughtful journey of the main character. nice, simple telling that touches the heart.
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