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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  

If I Stay

Part of the If I Stay Series
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Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay is a haunting novel about the power of love and loss – a story that won’t quite let you go. It will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.

For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. On a cold February morning and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.

This is a special edition to accompany the film, with interviews with the cast...for more about the flim vist www.ifistaymovie.com.

The film version of If I Stay is released in UK cinemas on Friday 29 August 2014. Click below to view the trailer.

Synopsis

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

This title is soon to be a major film starring Chole Grace Moretz.

'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. Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.

Haunting, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be. Includes interviews with the stars of the film, Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley.


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This sensitively written story of the power of love and loss presses all the right buttons ... The intensity of feelings and tragic suddenness with which life changes will strike a chord with teenagers and the young at heart. Read it, as they say, and weep Daily Mail

This is a wonderful, beautiful book; so gripping, so wise and oh, so heart-breakingly painful

A compulsive read

This is a haunting and heartbreaking novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones ... Impossible to put down Bookseller For the first few pages, If I Stay comes across like a light hearted story about a teenager, her love life and her kooky family, but from the moment Forman hits you with the devastatingly detached description of the aftermath of the crash, you know you've picked up something special The Bookbag

About the Author

Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is an award-winning journalist who has written articles and books for both adults and teenagers. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Gayle Forman

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Publisher

Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781909531239

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