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In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeenyear- 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 fi nds 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.

Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385616201
ISBN-13: 9780385616201
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  • Miranda sings Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:39 am
    I think the book of I stay is a wonderful book it made me read and that never happens thinks go you gayle Forman you got ME to read!!!!!!!! Xoxoxo puglife/thuglife
    • adaia1234
      adaia1234Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:27 am
      I like this book its sad. I like the way they put the book together if you like true love books than this is the book for you
      • melodyt
        melodytThursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:11 am
        This book is really sad and emotional, I think that this is a really really true story. many people on earth is lonely no family member. When Mia was in the hospital she wasn't dead but then her soul was already not inside her body. Love is the most important thing in the world. love can make someone alive. Love makes everything better. I recommend this book to people who is sad and I think that this book will really help you and encourage.
        • angelina2
          angelina2Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm55 stars
          The Book is very sad but it has great distription. And it ends very deeply heartbreaking and if you like reading books, that have a tragic acceident in it and you love true heart stories then you should get this book!!!!!
          • shapla
            shaplaTuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:39 am
            Can you imagine your life changing in the blink of an eye? One second, one split second and it's all gone. Mia was just a normal teenage girl that morning, she had her mother, her father, and her brother Teddy. Almost all of that was taken from Mia that snow day when the truck hit her car. Have you ever just been somewhere at the wrong time? In the book If I stay by Gayle Forman, 17 year old Mia was. And it changed her life forever. Most of the book takes place in the hospital, on what was going to be an awesome snow day. The antagonist is The coma that Mia is in, and the protagonist is Mia, because she is always changing and well developed throughout the story. One major conflict in this book is the fact that Mia can see everything that's happening while she's laying on her hospital bed. She sees her best friend, boyfriend, and family. But no one can see her, feel her, or hear her. Another conflict in the book is that mia has to make one of the biggest decision she will ever make. Would you want to wake up an orphan, or die and leave behind so many people who love you? There is always that one person in your life that has an impact on the decisions you make. For Mia, that person was her grandfather. The soothing words he said to her, for a second made her feel like she had something to live for. “It's okay if you want to stop fighting.” This book can make you cry, and it's definitely a must read!
            • apple Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:46 am
              I love that book it is the best#love
              • tiffanyl
                tiffanylThursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:39 amFeatured
                This book is talking about love, love is the strongest thing in the world that can even make a dead person alive. Mia, the a talented young girl, who have to make a big decision between her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock singer. However, after a car accident that kills her parents and younger brother, everything has changed. While Mia was lying on the hospital bed, her soul was still alive, she knows everything that has happened to her family, she was so sad that she hopes she died with them too, which is when Mia was about to die, Adam, told her that she got in the Juilliard and sings a song that he wrote for her, then Mia felt the love and then she wakes up. Love, is really the strongest thing in the world, it hurts the most, the most powerful thing, the most complicated thing, the most simple thing, the most happy thing, and the most beautiful thing, it is everything, love is everything on earth. I really enjoy reading this book.
                • tiffanyl
                  tiffanylThursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:19 am
                  This book is talking about love, love is the strongest thing in the world that can even make a dead person alive. Mia, the a talented young girl, who have to make a big decision between her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock singer. However, after a car accident that kills her parents and younger brother, everything has changed. While Mia was lying on the hospital bed, her soul was still alive, she knows everything that has happened to her family, she was so sad that she hopes she died with them too, which is when Mia was about to die, Adam, told her that she got in the Juilliard and sings a song that he wrote for her, then Mia felt the love and then she wakes up. Love, is really the strongest thing in the world, it hurts the most, the most powerful thing, the most complicated thing, the most simple thing, the most happy thing, and the most beautiful thing, it is everything, love is everything on earth. I really enjoy reading this book.
                  • megank
                    megankThursday, December 3, 2015 at 4:24 am55 stars
                    If I Stay, by Gayle Farmon, is a super well written book that talks about an intelligent and gorgous girl Mia of how she had to make a decision that will change her life dramatically. The story begins where Mia has to decide whether she should attend Julliard, or stay with the ones she love. But on a trip, her parents and brother all die and she finds herself lying in the hospital, where she is in a coma. Surprisingly, she is able to see everything happening around her. Mia is confused and doesn't know where she should choose to go: heaven with her family, or present with Adam? I really love how the author emphasises that being different doesn't mean you can't be together, sometimes, the more different they are, they more compatible they are. Mia loves classical music and the cello, while Adam loves rock and electrical music. Yet, they still love each other and will always be supportive of each other's decisions. I think this book really focuses on how the characters develop and why Mia and Adam made the choices they made, which is also why it is so awesome. This book is a MUST READ for everyone, especially teenager girls. It's dramatic, emotional, but extremely romantic!
                    • awesome girl 1Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:41 am
                      this movie is awesome and i am so glade that they are making it a book.