If I Stay

If I Stay

By Gayle Forman

52 ratings 87 reviews 130 followers
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 9 - 12 Grades 4 - 6 Z+ 5.3 49653
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.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13: 9781514333860
ISBN-10: 1514333864
Published on 6/12/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 102

Book Reviews (87)

Add a Rating

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.

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 1 awesome girl 1

this movie is awesome and i am so glade that they are making it a book.

If I Stay is a beautifully written novel, starting off with a girl, Mia choosing between life and death, while her body was in the coma and in the ICU due to a severe car crash in which her father, mother and brother died. Her spirit remained on earth, and somehow was able to see everything that was happening around her. It forced her to determine whether or not it is worth staying or dying. I find this novel extremely relatable, Mia and I have a lot in common, for example we both have a younger brother, and love playing cello and classical music. I love the way character was developed, Mia and Adam, the cutest couple falling in love, while Mia was in coma, Adam went to her bed and told her that he would do anything for her to stay, he would gave up everything to move to New York just to be with Mia. Mia had to choose in between death, or staying strong for Adam. The two of them have completely different hobbies, Mia was in love with classical music so badly, while Adam was a rock player, what I love about their relationship was that they were very different in some ways, yet they were comfortable together. Mia's best friend, Kim, is the best friend that anyone can have. Kim was so supportive and encouraging. Once, Mia wanted to give up on cello, she was the one who persuade her to continue playing. These adorable characters made this novel very emotional and heartfelt. I strongly recommend this book to who love an unique story that will make you think more about death, life, family and love.

I loved the detailed Part the movie was Better I dont like the parts when it goes to the past But I loved it <3

#TheFifthWave #TheFifthWave

I didn't like the book that much. It was an ok storyline.

This sound like an amazing book. i will not wait to read it!

If I Stay is a tragic story about a high school girl named Mia. She gets in a car accident and the rest of her family dies, except her. As Mia lies in a hospital bed, her spirit separates from her body. She can see everything happen and how it affects the rest of her family, her friends, and especially her. Mia has to decide whether if she should stay or go. She has flashbacks and they also influence her hard decision. Mia is heartbroken as she experiences memories of her parents and pastimes with her boyfriend. You learn about Mia's life and how she can't decide if she wants to stay. This is an amazing book, and it kept me hooked until the last page. I was recommended this book and I would recommend this book to you! You should read it!

This book is really cool is something people should read.i like the book and the movie .this book is a love story and at the same time is a sad book for a family. i realy love the book and the other book after this one two.

Have you ever felt powerless like you can't do anything that's how Mia felt I read the book "If I Stay" By: Gayle Forman this book really makes you feel like you are living in the book. The antagonist in this book is Mia she is facing a huge part of her life that is going to change it forever. It will never go back to how it used to be. The protagonist is the car crash and her life, because her life has changed from of the car crash.This book was amazing it has a lot of great characters. My favorite character is Mia she is very energetic and is very out going. She is faced with the the biggest part in her life. A car crash her dreams of being a famous cello are shattered. I liked this book because it has flashbacks from before the crash how her life was perfect with adem and the party's she went to and how he was in a band. But during that she was also facing her life.This book starts with Mia in her kitchen talking with her mom. Mia is faced with her and adam the very complicated relationship. Another problem of Mia's is trying to find the right college she is going to go to. Trying to get into collages was easy for Mia! But she had to tryout for all them so at the end she just stops thinking about it and takes her mind of it. This book was really amazing just because of how the author wrote it. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone

Show More