Review: If I Stay by: Gayle Forman

If I Stay

Author: Gayle Forman

Release Date: April 2 2014

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Format: Print Copy

Rating: 2.5 stars


Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

My Thoughts:

I was one of the ones who bought in to all the hype over this book. Everyone said it was suppose to be so moving and devastating. I was actually looking forward to this book. However it was a big disappointment. Definitely wasn’t near as good as everyone made it out to be. This book goes back and forth from present to past and while I understand the concept behind it and why it was that way it was hard to follow at times. It was almost too much to keep straight and at times became a little confusing. There were parts that I liked but for the most part I didn’t. I feel like there could have been more, should have been more.

Final Thoughts:

I liked the storyline of this book. For me it just lacked that special something that could have made it great. I feel like there could have been more to this. It really could have been great but for me it just wasn’t.

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