Monday, 9 January 2012

My review of If I Stay

If I Stay by Gayle Forman 
Release Date: April 9, 2009
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If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
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.


One of the most emotional books I've ever read. I couldn't even stop crying.


Gayle Forman has done an AMAZING job writing such an outstanding book! There are no words to describe it. You need to read it.

A bunch of delightful and fun young characters, full of spirit, personality and emotion. I got lost in the Mia's thoughts, she is such an interesting character to read about! She has an extrodinary life, with really cool parents. And adding to that all, she has a charming young rock-musician as a boyfriend! Adam......I'm in love. If only a boy would get into so much trouble to see ME in the hospital. I WANT AN ADAM!

Like I said, I want an Adam. Sadly, I've never actually met anyone LIKE Adam. If only Gayle will tell me where to find this 'Adam'.

The book just hooks you in and keeps your interest through out. I started reading this at around 10pm, then, suddenly, I looked at my clock and it said 2am. I was like AHHHHHH. So, here is my advice:

1. Don't read this on a school/work night.
2. Don't read this in the living room, where everyone can see you cry.
3. Keep this book forever.

The second installment is called, 'Where She Went'! It sounds really good. It's told from Adam's point of view....it shall be interesting.

Favourite Quote:
“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”

Rating

39 comments:

  1. I love all Mia's story about her family. I love all those chapters. Unfortunately I just don't get her emotion.

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  2. I cried a lot when I read this book. Really recommended to everyone!

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  3. Lol, love your red warnings.

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  4. I haven't read this book yet, but I love this touching kind of stories. Mia and Adam seem to be perfect characters.
    Thanks for the great warnings by the way:D

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  5. I rarely read touching stories because I don't cry easily, and an up feeling down the remainder of the day. But, this one sounds good.

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  6. I really like it this series, If I Stay & Where She Went,, this book make me cry :'( so sad...

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  7. I love this book as well. It's heartbreaking. I could hardly put it down. I read it in one or two night. And I did your advice 3 :-D

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  8. I finished reaing this book (also the second one Where She Went) a few days ago :) I loved the books, but I have to confess I was a bit disappointed. The story was well written and everything, but it was a bit boring for me :(

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  9. This book sounds great! Like your review.

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  10. Love your review, I've had this on my list for awhile. Now I'm more psyched to read it. :)

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  11. OMG! I Love this Book! I cried a lot too! the story of Mia is very touching & heartbreaking! but I LOVE IT!
    Adam Is so cool and Oh my.... Where She Went! I could not stop to reading!

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  12. I didn't realize what an emotional story this was. I love when a book can make me cry so I definitely want to check out this book. Thank you for the review!

    Pam

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  13. Christina Kit.6 April 2012 at 14:31

    I loved this book:) I loved seeing what made Mia stay. And I loved the sequel even more- though I wanted to shake her and make her see sense way before what happened to her and Adam

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  14. I have been eyeing this for a while now. I've been hearing amazing stuff about this from everybody! I cant wait to get my hands on this!!

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  15. Best contemporary book for me! I loved it and I'd read it again and again especially Where She Went. I cried..a lot. This book is amazing! I totally agree with your advice :)

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  16. I’m glad you liked this one. It really touched me when I read it, and I shed a few tears. The companion book Where She Went is good too, but different.

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  17. I just started reading this today and it is so intense! Thanks for the great review:)

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  18. Loved your advice section for reading this book; )
    Wish I'd known that when I read it. One of my favorite reads of 2011.

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  19. I remember I only need one night to read this book, and since I borrowed it from book rental along with Where She Went, I could just continue reading Where She Went and finished the series in just one day. I remember the scene from the accident. It was so horrible. And the flashback scenes were so sweet. I love Mia's family and I imagine that it would be so hurtful to Mia losing her family like that.

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  20. Great review! This book has been on my to-read list for too long, lol. I think I might have to read it next ;)

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  21. I really enjoy the book, and I'm glad you liked it too :)

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  22. I've seen the book around a lot but I never got around to really read what it's about or read any reviews. Now I see my mistake. I'll definitely add it on my to-read list and I'd love to read it soon.
    Great review!

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  23. I love books where someone's memory is disturbed. It leaves so much up to creativity!!

    mestith@gmail.com

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  24. Oooh thanks for the review! I've been wanting to read this forever, it sounds awesome.

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  25. Great review. I've wanted this for the longest time. I like that the characters are interesting. The characters make the book for me. :)

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  26. I have this one and can't wait to read it! Glad you like it and great review!!

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  27. Shame on me, I still haven't read this..:( I have been reading nothing but fantasy and dystopian for the past year. Time I get back to these books too.

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  28. I had such a difficult time reading this before. It was so emotional and I didn't want to read it where people can see me since I know I'd bawl my eyes out. Wonderful review by the way:)

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  29. Lol, I totally understand time flying when you've got a great book in your hands:)

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  30. I absolutely loved this book to pieces! Wonderful review :)

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  31. Great review! (: I liked this book, but didn't love it. I love that quote! It's beautiful~

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  32. Wonderful review! Now I will know to have my Kleenex handy and to read this when no one can see me.

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  33. This book has special place in my heart. Thanks for the review!

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  34. I loved this book. It was so emotional and so sweet and yes. I adore Adam. Glad you loved this, lovely review! :)

    Aa'Ishah @ Reading Under the Stars

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  35. I also loved this book!It made me cry so hard, I can't stop! Not just because it's sad but also because it's a beautiful book. So emotional.

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  36. wow your review does makes it sound like a must read for me... :)

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  37. GAH! This book is on the way to me. I can't wait after reading your review! ARGH. Sounds like I want an Adam too!

    Thanks for the review!

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  38. I love so much this book! So heartbreaking!!! :( I cried a lot when I was reading it! One of the most emotional books I've ever read too!

    your review is Amazing! Thank you so much! ♥

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  39. Thank you so much for the review! I'll have to check this book out.

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D