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
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.
"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.
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.
Retired physician.......proud father & grfather!!
Touching story that will tug at your heart. Audio is well read and compelling. I strongly recommend to all.
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