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
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The story is relatively short; less than 5 hours.
The story takes place over one day when the young teenager (in a coma in ICU) tells her story through a series of flashbacks and memories. The ending was OK, but it just stopped.
Though the performance was excellent, I think it should have been read by someone with a younger voice.
I don't recommend using a book credit for this book since it is so short.
Yes, well written and performed. I fell in love with the characters.
I will not give any bit away...it's too good. All of the moments are memorable.
Not sure, but will look at what she has read.
It takes you into a zone. It's like a thunderstorm or blizzard. Scary and exhilarating.
I enjoyed this book. It is a very touching story. However, the ending just kind of drops off unexpectedly. I have read the 2nd book also which does make it better...except for the fact that you kind of wish for more even after that book.
the narrator sounded like the girl was actually talking to you. like she wasnt just reading to you. she was actually talking to you like a normal person.
the fault in our stars by john green. i LOVED the fault in our stars and its similar to this one by the humor and the stories and how they tie in with the main one.
it was like she was talking to you and not just reading to you.
i cried whenever she came to the realization that her little brother died and at the end when she chose to stay.
LISTEN TO IT. you wont regret it. i love it and i hope its a trilogy!
I wouldnt go out of my way to say you must read it but if someone asked me if they should read it I would say - it was a quick, sweet story.
Havent seen the movie yet but it looks like the girl they chose for the lead is a great fit.
The narrator may have made me like this less than if I had just read it. Henry, the girl from Bikini and Adam sounded like Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Gran sounded way too cliche (it didnt help that they were called Gran and Gramps so that one wasnt just the narrator's fault), Teddy sounded about 3 most of the time - I kept wishing she would stop trying to do voices.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
The narrator and the writing were both wonderful. The narration was perfect for Mia and the writing is very fluid and easy, making for a great audiobook!
Everything. There's not 1 thing that I liked "best". The whole thing was great.
First off, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT read the synopsis for the 2nd book before you finish If I Stay!
What an emotional journey! This is definitely a story that will stay with me forever.
I do think that you HAVE to read the second book “Where She Went” to truly appreciate the whole story.
I found this book juvenile and schmaltzy. I listened on long drive with my teenage daughter, she slept through it. The characters were caricatures. I didn't empathize or relate.
I doubt it. Her performance bordered on melodramatic, but maybe that was necessary to give the characters any depth
The narrator did a great job and I really enjoyed listening to her performance! But I wasn't hearing a 17 year old girl... I was hearing her mother. I just think that it should have been narrated by a younger voice (Kate Simses, Emma Galvin, Kate Rudd, Jenna Lamia, Sarah Drew). However, I will look for books narrated by Kirsten Potter as she really is great to listen to!
First of all this book is very short, only four hours. If you are in need of a quick listen this is it. This book can be compared to 'The Fault in Our Stars' but unfortunately I could not relate to the music aspect. I loved the writing and would read more books from this author, but probably not in this series. The narrator was GREAT, but I do not think this narrator was right for the part. She seemed older instead of a high school girl.
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