My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a book about Mia and her family and the decisions that are made quickly in life. There's a terrible car accident and Mia finds herself having an out of body experience. As she hears about the status of her other family members, she wonders if she's the only one to ever go through what she's experiencing. She sees her family and friends in the waiting room of the hospital, and the way she looks in the ICU hospital bed. Throughout this book, Mia has flashbacks of life before the accident, but she has no recollection of the accident itself. She is faced with the dilemma of whether to go or stay. After a series of one-sided conversations with her family and friends, Mia's mind is at peace with her decision. What does she decide? You'll have to read to find out!
Overall, this book just didn't quite cut it for me. There were parts that I thought drug out a bit. I did like the grumpy vs nice nurse and the scene with Adam trying to get into the ICU. There were parts I laughed, parts that caused me to cry, and parts that downright made me mad. This was an ok book and I would recommend it to the young adult audience.
This book was recommended to me by a student of mine, Mindi
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