This book could have been great, but it was almost embarrassing to read at times. And I listen. I feel like it's quite an unpopular opinion, haha. It wasn't captivating and I couldn't even get. Meh. A special anniversary edition of Gayle Forman's breakout bestseller, If I Stay, in a brand new look and with an additional chapter to Mia's story! [ Mia is lying in the hospital and her boyfriend comes to meet her. Plot Summary. I felt like the book lacked passion. Books should make the reader feel something other then complete and utter disappointment and exhaustion. April 2nd 2009 Shock makes people act in really odd ways. Yes, her parents were both beautiful people who will be missed. Yeah, it was sad. Writing & PublishingResources Take Gayle’s Class. If I Stay is a short novel by author Gayle Forman. When you find out Mia is making the choice as her body lays waiting in the ICU. I understand that this was supposed to depict Mia's "ghostly" state of numbness but it seemed a bit extreme that she had no feeling at all. If I stay was a bit confusing at first, but further reading addressed these nebulous matters. If I Stay (If I Stay #1) is a Romance novel by Gayle Forman. And if you have an awful tendency toward existentialism, like I do, these books only become more em. Mia has to choose too. If I Stay Edit. I have had a continuous stream of tears running down my cheeks for the last few hours. It was good. Sorry Forman, but I'm not impressed. I had to think about it, for a fraction of a second, before I answered 'because every word is worth it'. … Mia's relationships with her parents, with her brother Teddy, and with her grandparents were all wonderfully vibrant, in a way that reminded me of Madeleine L'Engle's complicated, close-knit Austin family. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Your dreams will be fitful and when you finally awaken, you will find yourself tangled up in sheets with puffy, swollen eyes from tears that you shed when you weren’t even aware enough to know you were crying. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. [When Kim told Mia her long story of the day and ended it with, "You still have a family," I lost it. Honestly I agree, and I am easily impressed when it comes to books. If I Stay (If I Stay #1), Gayle Forman If I Stay is a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in 2009. Award-winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the Just One Series, I Was Here, Where She Went and the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay, which has been translated into more than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture. If I Stay is beautifully written, with characters that feel solidly real. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”, “I realize now that dying is easy. A powerfully emotional novel, If I Stay is a journey through life and death, in the eyes of a young girl who has lost just about everything. At any rate, it’s a book that you read, either like or dislike, but no sooner than you have turned the last page, it is out of sight and out of mind. Mia's relationships with her parents, with her brother Teddy, and with her grandparents were all wonderfully vibrant, in a way that reminded me of Madeleine L'Engle's complicated. And in a way, I suppose that’s true. My house mate asked 'why do you put yourself through it?' If I Stay by Gayle Forman Plot Summary | LitCharts. My impression? If I Stay follows the life changing 24 hours after Mia and her family get into a devastating car accident. I know it was about a girl in a kind of "ghost" state, which isn't realistic to begin with, but even then it seemed like her attitudes toward everything were even more unrealistic. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving. Her parents died at the scene and her little brother Teddy is in critical condition and Mia is floating somewhere inbetween life and death – unable to feel anything but can see everything – including her own body on the operating table. It wasn't captivating and I couldn't even get through it all. Okay, so the snow day is far from perfect. But I'm a bit irritated with this book right now, because it is one of those books that has been ridiculously overrated. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1), Where She Went (If I Stay, #2), and If I Stay Collection (If I Stay, #1-2) There are two kinds of books, those that you finish reading and leave you with fleeting memories of the attractive hero, the silly heroine, and the overall storyline, or perhaps all you noted was the glaring plot holes, inconsistencies, ridiculousness or flat characters. Yes, her parents were both beautiful people who will be missed. Books about death and dying are particularly hard to review. Yeah, it was sad. And I have to admit the whole story of he brother's life and death tugged at my heartstrings. I'm a lifeguard in real life and I've seen people be utterly consumed with their situation, something compl. It depends on the person and the situation and maybe that was the intent here. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1), Where She Went (If I Stay, #2), and If I Stay Collection (If I Stay, #1-2) And if you have an awful tendency toward existentialism, like I do, these books only become more emotional as you evaluate your own life,choices, and relationships along with the protagonist. If I Stay Questions and Answers. If I Stay is beautifully written, with characters that feel solidly real. It was pretty boring, tbh. Bland is the word! “ This story evokes the popular adult novel, The Lovely Bones. Novels by other writers that share some similarities to If I Stay, in their focus on a young female protagonist trying to manage the intersection of everyday life and illness or terrible traumatic experiences, are A Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It was good. But I'm a bit irritated with this book right now, because it is one of those books that has been ridiculously overrated. Breakfast at home. Their wedding was something very original. Decent. But not 'devastating'. As Mia has an out-of-body experience that enables her to observe all that is happening around her, she reflects on her. I know that sounds pretty mean, but c'mon. I thought that the concept of a family killed in a car accident was something that few thrillers do. Not 'heart-wrenching'.This book was fine, but I honestly think that if I had read the first chapter and then read the last chapter I wouldn't have missed much. I was so disappointed because I waited so long to read it! The way we react to them is so deeply personal that I'm skeptical about the actual value of my (or anyone's) review of the work to other readers. The Question and Answer section for If I Stay is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. I'm a lifeguard in real life and I've seen people be utterly consumed with their situation, something completely unrelated, or act like nothing whatever has happened. Living is hard.”, Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee for Honor book (2010), South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2011), Blue Hen Book Award for Teen Readers (2011), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee (2011), Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010), The Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky (2009), California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Young Adult (2012), NAIBA Book of the Year for Children's Literature (2009), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2009), Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2012).

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