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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  

If I Stay

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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.

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

'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. 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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'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

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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Publication date

13th May 2010

Author

Gayle Forman

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www.gayleforman.com/

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Publisher

Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years

Categories

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

ISBN

9781862308312

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