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If I Stay

by Gayle Forman

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

LoveReading View on If I Stay

The haunting tale of a girl fighting for her life after a car accident that killed the rest of her family.  Her choice is whether to join them or stay orphaned and bereft on earth.  How she swings back and forth over this decision is beautifully done.  A very impressive work, highly recommended.


Comparison: Alice Sebold, Jenny Downham (Before I Die), Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall).

Sarah Broadhurst

If I Stay Synopsis

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. Gripping, 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.

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If I Stay Press Reviews

'This is a haunting and heartbreaking novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones ... Impossible to put down.' The Bookseller

'Beneath this dramatic storyline, which will resonate with older teen readers, Gayle Forman cleverly explores the fragility and uncertainty of life. She does so in an emotive and thoughtful manner that will persuade even the most cynical reader of the importance of friendship, family and love.' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

'Laced with insight, good humor, and wonder.' Booklist (US)

'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

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780552775458
Publication date: 13th May 2010
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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