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» Read ¸ If I Stay by Gayle Forman õ Despite the general hype about this book, I had my reservations because I had gone into The Lovely Bones with similar optimism and been highly disappointed by a story that never really took off and was simply drab and boring After reading the goodreads description for this, I imagined something of the same and could only hope I wouldn t have a repeat performance.
To be honest, if you re looking for fast paced adventure and a really gripping plot then I m not sure this book is for you Gayle Forman uses subtleties and beautiful writing to tell her story in a deeply emotional and moving way She creates wonderful moments from the most simplistic things as playing cello or going to a concert or the protagonist spending time with her grandfather Wher I played the violin for five years and the viola for three It is the piano that only lasted for one year My older brother and I began our lessons together when I was nine My brother was a smart kid, but he didn t know it then It didn t help that his little sister was extremely competitive, precocious and bratty I think he always believed he didn t have much going for him but boy he has it where it counts.
Back then I thought I was so much smarter than him, and taking up the piano was another chance for me to prove that Unlike my brother, who had never played an instrument before, I could sight play and was already studied in the necessary music theory aspects from the violin.
And, in form, I was better than him For a while Effectively speaking, I alwa Librarian Note An Alternate Cover For This Edition Can Be Found Here Just Listen, Adam Says With A Voice That Sounds Like ShrapnelI Open My Eyes Wide NowI Sit Up As Much As I CanAnd I ListenStay, He SaysChoices 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 4.
5 stars There is something comforting in that To go down as a family No one left behind.
I m not.
I m not crying.
Why would I be If I Stay is only one of the most endearing stories I ve ever readNo reason to sob quitely while writing a review You probably all know what happens A car accident A car accident that took Mia, her brother and her parents lives away Only Mia stayed as a ghost, a lifeless body She s hurt She s weak She doesn t want to leave everyone she cares about, but how much easier it d be for her to just let go I edge closer and now I know that it s not Teddy lying there It s me The blood from my chest has seeped through my shirt, skirt, and sweater, and is now pooling like paint drops on the virgin snow.
This book is beyond I was actually quite shocked to find that this book did not even make me shed one tear Weird, huh Unless you count tears of boredom Other people THIS BOOK OMG THE FEELS I M SOBBING UNCONTROLLABLY Me Wait where was the part where I was supposed to cry Despite what you re probably thinking, I did not base this review on whether or not I would cry I gave it two stars because it did not affect me in any way Rather, it bored me Other than the fact that I was bored to tears, I had several major issues with If I Stay.
For one, I failed to empathize with a vast majority of the characters The connection just wasn t there, slightly contributing to my disliking of this book Identifying with characters is extremely important for me as a reader, especially with these types of books I did not appreciate Mia s emotionless voice which I know was deliberate on the author s p 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 WHY I DROPPED IT I didn t like the book I just thought it was completely useless Nothing was really sad except times where Mia had to choose between staying going, etc And the plot didn t hold my attention mainly because there wasn t much of a plot in first place.
I was a little reluctant to admit I didn t like it in first place Mainly because so many people loved it, I felt as if I was bursting their bubble But as time moves forward, a lot of dear, oh dear this gave me majorbefore i fallflashbacks, which was one of the most disappointing books i read this year this isnt as terrible as that, but i definitely have come to realise the whole teen dies but given second chance trope is just not for me which is a shame because there is a lot to be said for the messages and lessons taught within that kind of story but for this book in particular, it actually isnt the plot that bothers me the most although it does, a little its the constant switching between the present moment at the hospital and flashbacks to the past only because i was invested in what happened to mia after the accident and what was going on at the hospital, so the flashbacks to random points in her life distracted me from that i appreciate that they are used for character development If I Stay If I Stay 1 , Gayle FormanIf I Stay is a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in 2009 The story follows 17 year old Mia Hall as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family Mia is the only member of her family to survive, and she finds herself in a coma Through this coma, however, Mia has an out of body experience Through this, she is able to watch the actions around her, as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated We follow Mia s stories and the unfolding of her life through a series of flashbacks Mia finds herself stuck between two worlds the world of the living, and the world of those who have moved on Mia realizes that she must use her past and her relatio
My impression It was good Not fantastic, but okay Decent Tolerable But I m a bit irritated with this book right now, because it is one of those books that has been ridiculously overrated Yeah, it was sad But not devastating 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 Yes, her parents were both beautiful people who will be missed And I have to admit the whole story of he brother s life and death tugged at my heartstrings But at the end of the book, I found myself feeling bored than anything This book wasn t new, or original, or groundbreaking It was a way for me to kill time while I waited for my Mom to pick me up from school I ve seen stuff like this novel a million times before, and most of t This book could have been great, but it was almost embarrassing to read at times I know that sounds pretty mean, but c mon.
I can appreciate any novel that mentions Kathleen Hannah and Courtney Love in positive context it also earns points for being set near Portland , but I can t respect a novel that is full of cliches, unrealistic characters, and CHEESE I almost had to stop reading when one character played the other character s body like a guitar , and I actually did stop reading for awhile when the girl brought out her damn cello bow and started running it along her boyfriend s body Seriously Would this ever really happen I know this is fantasy, but the author doesn t write it like it is supposed to be a dream.
The parents were the worst part of the book for me They were the parents absolutely every teenager in the Western world w