If I Stay by Gayle Forman

1:32 AM

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Speak
Release: January 1, 2009
Pages: 259
Series: If I Stay #1
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.

Recently I borrowed a book from another blogger for the first time (thanks to Makayla from Books Galore) and I found myself to like the book I borrowed. What book? If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Altogether, this book was good, but not the best. The biggest part that fell through for me was the characters. I just didn't feel a connection to any of the characters for some reason. Another point that was not strong in my eyes was how the story was told in flashbacks. I found myself much more interested in the current time than the flashback pieces. My favourite parts of this book were the moments of the present and the emotion I felt at times. These were the moments I lived for in this book, but they unfortunately did not come often enough for my tastes. Though I didn't feel completely connected to the characters in this book and the flashbacks didn't always work with me, I'd give this book a 3/5.

You Might Also Like


  1. Interesting. Flashbacks are tough to use well, in my opinion. A lot of times they can be frustrating to the reader.


Thanks for commenting! I love getting feedback or just say Hi!

Blog Lovin


Currently Reading

Walt Disney: An American Original


Professional Reader