Released on April 9, 2009
Summary from Goodreads:
If I Stay was so intense that it only took me about two hours to read - I was that addicted.
I loved reading about Mia. She's so thought provoking and there were times when you felt as if you were right there with her. You understood her need and her tiredness on surviving.
I also loved how the book seemed to be written in a mix of flashbacks and the present. It was if she was relieving her memories and it was just so good. You really got her relationship with her family, her friends and her boyfriend. And though there were arguments and quarrels, you could tell that their relationships were very strong.
I loved how Adam, Kim and Willow all tried their best in their own way to care for Mia. They knew what she wanted and was just there for moral and physical support. I loved the way they supported her and loved that Operation Distraction that they had. It was one of those funny in a sad moment kind of thing.
I loved the writing style and how it just seemed to have this lyrical tone in it. It flowed and weaved seamlessly through the pages.
The only real problem I had with If I Stay was the ending because it was a semi-cliffhanger and I really want to know exactly what happens with Mia and her family. I mean, I know what choice she chose but I want to read the aftermath, really really badly.
Overall, If I Stay is a gripping, moving and compelling novel. I highly, highly recommend this novel.
Total: 47/50 = 94%