If I Stay

If I Stay

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If I Stay is a young adult fiction book by Gayle Forman that tells the story of Mia, who was the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Critically injured, Mia must decide whether to stay and live or follow her family.

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  • Jean Rodriguez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Looking for the best clean contemporary romances and getting the suggestion for If I Stay is a really good recommendation. The book has 4.3 out of 5 stars with 10,009 customer reviews at a good price range and several purchase options. The book cover is drawing and make you want to see whats inside."
  • Aaron Taylor
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "So many thousands of positive reviews cannot be wrong! Gayle Forman's "If I Stay" is an absolute tour de force beyond measure. I don't know if I have ever empathized with a character as much as I have with young Mia. I know for sure that I'll be returning to this work again and again as the years go by, in both troubled and joyful times."
  • Albert Hayes
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "It's decent, but it doesn't really grab me like other books do, and while really well written, I just couldn't get into it. I often can't "get into" a book if the characters aren't relatable in SOME way, and these characters just don't do it for me."
  • Arturo Vargas
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If you're looking for young adult books about ghosts, If I Stay is not for you. There are no supernatural elements in this book, which is a shame because ghosts or something might have made this more readable."
  • Marie Morales
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a touching book about a tough subject written in a way that is easy for young adult readers to understand. It has lots of really good reviews and was written by an award winning author. I would definitely want to hear this audiobook."
  • Samuel Banks
    Written on April 22, 2018
    ""If I Stay" didn't stack up to well against other books as the best young adult contemporary romance. It started off strong, but got stale at several points. I'd go with another book in this category."
  • Magdalena Paredes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book would be the book you need to read this story have a great meaning. To survive a accident where you lost your family is so hard and stressful."
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  • Judith Fields
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "If I Stay is a great book and I think it's one of the best YA novels that was published in 2009. It has a lot of great competition but it is by far the best. It's such a thought-provoking book and it really tugs at the heartstrings. "
    Maria Welch
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "this story is so raw, so emotional and captivating. gayle forman has an amazing talent for writing a guys point of view, "
  • Benjamin West
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a very good solution as it provides the author and a very concise detailed description of the book. It allows the reviewer to understand that the book would be qualified as a "tear-jerker." The only thing it lacks is any mention of the reading level (young adult). "
  • Lauren Edwards
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is really good, and it is just the sort of thing I was looking for. It is pretty much written for young female adults, and I've enjoyed it very much."
  • Christine Oliver
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I have long been a fan of Sarah Dessen's books and love authors with a similar writing style. I recently found Gayle Forman's If I Stay, which was writing in a very similar style. It's a really great book, I highly recommend it."
  • Elizabeth Mendez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book has a very dramatic boyfriend - Adam. he is about as dramatic and emo as it gets. While it is "emotional" there is a lot of wallowing that really no one needs to see examples of. This is a good example of how NOT to be when going through things. Some people can relate, but that might be a problem. "
  • Juan Baltazar
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If I Stay is the best YA romance books with unlikely couples. It really shows how the people are different and how they end up getting together. Great story."
  • Xu Chang
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If I Stay is one of the best worth reading books. There are a lot of reviews out there singing this novel's praises, for I am severely in the minority. Really, this review (however imprecise and concise it may be), is nothing more than my informal opinion of it. Do I think this is a terrible book? No, I think it has substance and the prose is poetic. But did I enjoy this book? Not really. It couldn't engage me and I will most likely forget about it in a matter of weeks."
  • Albert Coleman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the most compelling and heart breaking books to come out. It will leave you wandering about the meaning of life."
  • Steven Hayes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I put off reading this, but am so glad I finally did! This is so well written, so hard to put down. Maybe I like it more because I played the flute, or because I remember high school so vividly, and my family had such a huge impact on me. Even if you don’t believe things would happen this way, it’s a great read. I didn’t, and I still don’t believe it all, but I am open to the possibility, and very happy to have discovered such an imaginative writer."
  • Ángel Velázquez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If I Stay is an emotional ride from start to finish. I found it to be extremely engaging and couldn't put it down once I started. It's well written and tells the story of Mia the only survivor of a car accident that killed her family. Badly injured, the book follows Mia's decision on whether or not to live or follow her family."
  • Kathy Day
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a great book about real problems that is relevant to any age. I really enjoyed the story and it definitely triggers self examination. It does a great job of putting small problems into perspective and forces you to examine the important things in life. Mia is a very interesting character and her relationship with Adam is quite complicated. I recommend reading this one."
  • Edward Freeman
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I bought this book for my daughter and I think she fell in love with the characters immediately. She won't stop telling me all about the main character of the story Mia. She tells me she was in a tragic car accident and how strong the character is and how inspiring that's been to her. I think that's a positive sign over all about the message given by this book."
    José Antonio Robles
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is heart-breaking but I really loved it. It's a good novel for teens and young adults that's well written. You will just love it."
  • Bryan Hanson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I get bored at work and wanted something new to read. My friend told me to read If I Stay. It was a good young adult book. It helped me kill a few days of down time at work. I am glad my friend suggested it."
  • Laura Montgomery
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I can't believe how good this book is! It's amazing how this author takes it to another level! What I want to know is . . . is there a second?"
  • Angela Huang
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book had me crying several times throughout as I rooted for Mia. The story is woven in between tragedy and a very difficult choice a 17 year has to make. I devoured the book in two days and it was so good."
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  • Jerry Banks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Cool selection."
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