Title: If I stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Author website: www.gayleforman.com
Rating (1-5): 10!
Cover rating: 5
Description: 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.
I recommend this book to literally every single person that walks this planet. This book is stunning, beautiful, terrifying, heart breaking. Yes, you will cry. But, please, please, do not let that turn you off from this book. The sadness is why I waited for a long time to read this book. That was a mistake, even though it is sad, it's hopeful, romantic, sweet. I have read so many books since I started reading in second grade, but this is the most gorgeous book I have ever read. The story, the plot line, the character, the words that flooded off the page. My dear God, it was beautiful.
I wish classes all around could read this book and learn of the love from families and friends. Families aren't always immediate, they can extend outside the immediate family. I could feel every person's heartbreak and love. I can't even imagine Mia's choice. She was strong throughout the whole novel. I applaud her for every thought process of her choice. Adam, his utter love and devotion towards Mia was amazing. The people of her family coming together in this process stunned me. And, Willow? Wow the only thing I can say about her is badass! This book portrays one of my favorite things I have learned in this life- love never dies. It is eternal. It out lives death and heartache. It overrules the negative and is always present at the important times.
Moral of this review. Go out and buy this now. Yes, buy, it will need to live on your bookshelves forever! If I was an extremely rich person, I would buy every copy possible and shove them at people until they read this amazing novel. Gayle Forman, your writing is something to be worshipped. You have been gifted with beautiful words. I am awestruck. And, I am bursting at my seams to read Where She Went.