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
"If I Stay" is a wonderful book. I will admit, I was a bit upset at how short it felt. However, for what is was it was definitely a worthwhile listen. It wouldn't be my first recommendation, but I definitely wouldn't forget to mention it.
freedom and draw yourself back in. to think we control that part of our life. its a great thought, great book, the depth shakes you, only it you look beyond the surface. tells a deeper story than boy changes girls mind... embrass your journey within this
There is nothing particularly mind-blowing or new about the story: teenager with a happy family gets in an accident that changes her life. However, the words used by the author to describe her feelings and how she portrays the dynamics of family and love is amazing! Very well written, emotional and thought-provoking
Yes. Because when I listened to it I could visualize everything in my head.
When Mia and Adam went on there first date.
When her brother, Teddy passed away.
Amazingly beautiful story
I bought this audio book because I have an interest in books that were made into movies. The movie version of this book looked amazing and so I thought I would give the book a try. MISTAKE! If you like Young Reader novels with a lot of teenage angst like Twilight, then you will probably like this book. I was determined to finish it because I had spent the full price to pay for it...but in my opinion...it was NOT worth my time. This is not the fault of the author or of the narrator. This is simply a book that seemed like it was more of a thriller (my type of genre) and turned out to be a book about a girl choosing whether she should allow herself to die or not.
There was an unusual love story sideline that could have been good, but I wasn't able to really relate to (again teenage angst). The flash back sequences about the best friend was pretty good though and I really enjoyed that 1/5th of the book.
I wasn't a fan of this one, there were way too many back stories which were BORING. The "after the accident" part of the story weren't too bad, but I found myself looking to see how long I had to wait to get through this book and on to my next read many, many times.
Nicely performed audiobook that might appeal to older teen/YA girls especially. I went back and forth from liking this book, to kinda being bored. The flashbacks about her family developed them into characters you wanted to know better, but the information was just that...information. And it didn't go anywhere. Then in another respect you were thinking, "why does all this matter?" Eventually it felt like hours of dragging out what you were fairly certain was going to happen anyway. Glad this was only 5 hours invested. It's a nice little story anyway.
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