If I Stay, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING CHLOE GRACE MORETZ 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. INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH THE STARS OF THE FILM!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, No
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781862308312

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I often wonder what it is about YA books like this that keeps drawing in adults as well, and with such ease too. Just like Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, this book really got to me. The writing styles of the authors are completely different but these books have something major in common - the intensity with which they play on your heartstrings.For me this was one of those rare occasions in which the emergence of the film on my radar let me to the book. I saw the movie trailer, realized the movie is coming out soon and then made sure that I get to experience the book first. Now I can't wait to start reading Where She Went.Though I was warned about potential crying (and I am passing on that warning: prepare a good supply of tissues), in the case of If I Stay it didn't really hit me until the last third of the book. Of course, incredibly "conveniently" it happened in a packed waiting room while I was waiting for a doctor's appointment. Since I didn't cry up until that point I figured it was safe to continue reading and productively use the time I spent waiting. Next thing I know, I'm holding my iPad at an awkward angle, trying to hide my face (and not traumatize the kids in the waiting room) and simultaneously wipe away the incriminating evidence. Of course, not continuing to read it did not even occur to me.It's a quick, extremely engaging read. And I dare you not to fall in love with Mia's family.

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I am sorry but I am STILL PICKING MY FEELS UP OFF THE FLOOR to make a coherent review. Will do one later. Oh my GOD.

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