Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
My rating: ★★★★★*
Synopsis: 17-year-old Mia has a wonderful family consisting of her quirky ex-punk rocker-now teacher dad, her feisty travel-agent mother and endearing younger brother Teddy. When school is cancelled due to snow, Mia’s mother takes the day off work and they decide to have a family outing.
On the way to visit Mia’s grandparents, their car skids on the road and crashes into another vehicle. Mia is stunned to discover that her parents have died on impact, changing her world forever. If I Stay is an account of the 24 hours from Mia’s breakfast with her family through to the aftermath of the accident.
Im just…. speechless. This book, gave me goosebumps all the way. The feelings i had while reading this book, were sadness, happiness, joy, love, it was just EVERYTHING. This book touched me to the bottom of my heart. I honestly never expected it to be this good. It was beautiful. I loved the way it was written, how one chapter were flashbacks, and how the other chapter was in the present. That way, the author allowed us to know the past and present of the characters, which made me connect with them even more.
This book taught me a lot, especially to appreciate every second i live. The reason i loved this book, was because it made me feel, that maybe this is what you might approach some day in your life. To choose a decision, that might be as important as life and death. When that time comes, we have to be strong right? Thats exactly what this book showed me.
While reading this book, i cried alot. It hurt me, like a whole in my heart. But that doesn’t mean i wouldn’t read it again. Like, i dont really care i cried, because i enjoyed it you know?
If you didnt read this book, and if you like books that make you cry and arent all happy happy, you should totally give it a shot and read it. There is also a sequel to it called “Where She Went”. Below is the cover of the sequel!
Happy Reading! ❤