Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Release Date: April 6 2010
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Genre: YA/Fiction
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces - to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time

My Thoughts:
If I Stay is one of those heartbreaking novels that leaves you breathless. This hauntingly beautiful novel of family,loss,devastation,desperation and ultimately love will leave you with a new outlook on tragedy and what it takes to leave those you love behind.

I have not read a book yet that has riveted me as much as this one. I cried throughout the entire novel. Mia's story is one that I will carry with me for a very long time. 

The love that Mia has for her family and Adam. The love that Adam has for Mia. The love that Kim has for Mia had me sobbing. Literally sobbing. I do not have words for the powerful impact that this novel had on me. 

One of the best novels that I have read in a very very long time. It will definitely be hard to top the level of emotion that I felt from Gayle coming off those pages.

If you have not read If I Stay yet then you are missing out on an emotionally riveting novel that will change you.

I Give This 5/5 Hearts!

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  1. I have this book and have been anxious to read it. I think it just jumped up a few spots on my TBR!

  2. I really liked this book as well! Here's my review: