Thursday, January 26, 2012

If I Stay

by Gayle Forman

Goodreads Summary:
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- 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 finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... 

My Review:
This story takes the idea of one's life flashing before your eyes to a new level. I must start by first saying, as someone who has been in a car accident, the details and vivid description given during that moment made me shake. It was so scary and sad-and so well written. The battle that Mia wages within herself, watching herself fight and wondering if it is time to just give up is heart-wrenchingly real. It is the story of choices and family, including what actually makes someone family. 

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