Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Source: Personal Collection
What starts as a family drive on a surprise snow day quickly turns deadly. Written through the perspective of an out-of-body experience, If I Stay considers what makes life worth living: the people, the things, the possible futures. After losing her entire family, is life still worth living for Mia? It’s her decision.
I expected to sob my way through this one. I expected it to manipulate me. But it was just an honest, beautiful book.
It’s an interesting premise: unlike her parents, Mia has the opportunity to reflect on the life she’s led and make an informed decision on whether she wants to keep living it or move on.
I honestly couldn’t predict what this book was going to do. If you’ve been putting this one off, like me, it’s time to bump this one up on the tbr.