Snagged @ The Library Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Posted January 22, 2015 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews, Snagged @ The Library / 8 Comments

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Snagged @ The Library Review: If I Stay by Gayle FormanSource: Library Borrowed

Format: Paperback
If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Date Read: October 2014

Genre: Contemporary, YA
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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.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

More Information:
Publisher: Dutton
Series: If I Stay #1


Snagged at the Library Review

 

JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.

Read for Fun (Library Book)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Read It File It (short review): If I Stay by Gayle Forman was a quick read that had pretty good characters and a story that will make you tear up at least once. I felt the end was a little abrupt but I understand there is a follow up book. I don’t know that I will read it but it is good to know that it exists if I decide to.

Recommended

 

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Story Rating
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Character Rating
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8 responses to “Snagged @ The Library Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

  1. I really liked If I Stay but agree that the cliffhanger is a doozy. I am going to be reading Where She Went in February. I’m hoping it isn’t as sad as the first one but I get the feeling that may be a little much to hope for. 😉

  2. In my opinion, book 2 is better than this one – its told from Adam’s POV. Oh and I did these on audio and I think it really added something to the story because they play music and its not corny at all (IMO) its the perfect touch 🙂

  3. I read this long before my blogging days and loved it. The second book is totally different – from Adam\’s pov and kind of shocking and depressing but I liked it.

  4. I am glad you enjoyed If I Stay. I loved it. I also loved the sequel, Where She Went. The ending of If I Stay was such a cliffhanger that I just had to read the next one. I hope you read it because it is good.

  5. I keep wavering as to whether or not I will read this. I did enjoy her Just One Day book last year, but the second fell flat. I know she writes brilliant emotional books, but they usually often arent’ my thing.