I am completely blown away and speechless by this book. It's so beautiful, heartbreaking, unique, tragic and amazing. It's a book you can't and won't forget. It's a book that changes people for the good. It's reminiscent, well-worded and realistic. 5 out of 5 stars.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Out and Out
5 out of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
Basically, after her family is caught in a car crash and only she survives, Mia's in a coma. She ends up with a choice to make: to die or live and face the sorrowful and tragical life she left. You go through past memories, the present and thoughts of the future. You watch as she makes her choice, with the help of Adam, and you can't help but fall in love. Each memory has a purpose, and each purpose brings her closer to her choice. Also, what Adam does is so sweet and loving! Now I love Adam!
I love the romance between Adam and Mia. It's so different, delicate and precious. It's serious and amazing and you really have to read it to understand. Even through the doubts Mia was having, Adam proves again and again that he really loves her. I absolutely love them together as a couple! I think they're my fave YA couple ever!
Then there was the absolute beauty of Gayle's writing. Oh, wow. I absolutely love beautiful writing. BUT it wasn't flowery! There's a difference between flowery and beautiful that's hard to understand, but Gayle Forman truly does. It's so awesome and heartstopping and amazing. It's like therapy. Anyways, if you like Maggie Stiefvater's writing, you'll love Gayle Forman's writing.
If I Stay is a true masterpiece. It's so moving that it will make you cry. It's so beautiful that it's purty (ha!). And it's so amazing that you absolutely MUST READ THIS NOW! But that's another story...