Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Sisters in Sanity
Received From: Library
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck…
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.
I knew going into If I Stay that it would be sad. Heartbreakingly sad. Cry your eyes out sad. So I really didn’t have any other expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the whole story was utterly amazing!
If I Stay is about the ultimate tough choice. Should Mia stay and live the rest of her life without her Mother and Father and her little brother. Or should Mia let go and face the unknown just so she doesn’t have to face life without the people closest to her. Mia has to make this choice while her body in lying in the ICU. She is just a invisible observer.
To really make Mia’s story more powerful the author tells her history in flashbacks. Her history with her boyfriend, with her best friend, and of course her family. All the characters in this book felt so real to me. Even the ones that died in the first 10 pages. I felt for Mia. What a terrible choice to have to make. I found myself thinking what would I do in her situation?
Overall, If I Stay was an incredible book. I caught myself smiling throughout even with the sad topic. So don’t count it out just because it’s sad. It’s above all a beautiful story about love and family. I highly recommend reading it!