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If I Stay
If I Stay | Gayle Forman
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author ofWhere She Went,Just One Day, andJust One Year.Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!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. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
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Barrettck
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Very quick read. I rate it 4/5 because I‘m hopeful that this book was just a long intro to the second book in the series. If this was a standalone book, I‘d probably rate it a 3-3.5/5.

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Klou Have you seen and/or read the book? I've done neither but I've heard they're both good. 2mo
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Eggs Great choice 3mo
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kissmehardy
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Ugh, always a gut punch. Forman does such a good job of balancing the present and all of Mia's memories. Her family feels as real as my own. #yalit

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Chaotic.Bookworm
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Mehso-so

If I Stay by Gayle Forman was a lovely story about a girl who's never quite felt like she's belong. At it's heart, it's a story about tough decisions and the relationship between a girl and her relationships with her friends, family, etc. In theory, it was a great plot and lovely idea. But the execution felt basic and not quite very well thought out.

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bookiemonster_ph
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BookDadGirlDad I really enjoy seeing your book photography in my feed. I'm feeling the inspiration to get back into my blog and include book photography like this. Thank you for sharing these. 10mo
bookiemonster_ph @BookDadGirlDad Pleasure is mine. 💕 10mo
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AkashaVampie
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Hello Littens!!! It's JULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY!

Here are the monthly books for the #NWC group. Which book are you going to be reading?

Everyone is welcome in our groups! Come check us out on https://thecreativecrewblog.weebly.com/

Here is our wonderful team for our groups..... @ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 I‘ve read If I Stay. I won‘t be rereading it, but I‘ll be interested in what everyone thinks of it. 11mo
ElizaMarie I read If I Stay as well and remembered I didn‘t really care for it 11mo
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AkashaVampie
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Who is ready for July??? Excited to read If I Stay for #NWC's monthly read?

Here is a schedule (if you need it) to help with ur monthly read.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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TheSpineView
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Musical

Both of the characters in this book are musical. Mia is a gifted cellist and her boyfriend Adam is in a rock group.

Eggs 👏🏻🎶📚👍🏼 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 12mo
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alison.ogreid
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Mehso-so

It bugged me. Best parts were the Oregon setting, and the main character‘s growth, but I just didn‘t like the concept that much, surprisingly. I wanted her to just wake up immediately, and do the real work, not just be in her head. Maybe teens would like it more.

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latwell07
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Bailedbailed

I‘ve heard many good things about “If I Stay” but it didn‘t capture me. It got boring and wasn‘t very interesting. I had to bail :/

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Whalien99
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Mehso-so

3 stars

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KimberlyJuracich
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I found this to be heart breakingly beautiful. I decision that would be hard to make. Beautifully written.

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aleks.bower
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Mias worst fear came to life as she had to choose between life or death. If I stay is written in first person from the point of view of Mias mind who lies unconscious in a hospital bed after being in a car accident, instantly killing both her parents and her younger brother teddy. The motif of switching being present and past reflects Mias main conflict: she can live with the pain of the present or stay in the past by joining her family in death.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Aleks! I loved this novel! Are you planning on reading the second novel? You had just forgotten the recommendation! 5/6 1y
aleks.bower I have read this novel over 10 times and it‘s still one of my favourites. 10/10 recommend 1y
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freeatlast1137
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After a devastating car crash, Mia has to make a choice on whether to stay or not.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This was the first book that came to mind... #Musictomyears
#SeptemberSenses

Annie1215 Love this one! 2y
Desha Enjoyed this book! 😊💖 2y
Eggs Lovely presentation 🎶 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 🎼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Annie1215 @Desha I haven‘t read the sequel yet!!! 2y
Annie1215 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it wasn‘t AS good as the first but a great add to the characters story. Definitely worth reading. 2y
Desha I agree with @Annie1215 😊 2y
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laurenmg09
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I really enjoyed this book and it got to me in a way books usually don‘t! Heart breaking story but so well written and definitely worth the read

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Chelsey_5
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Catching up on my #tarottakeover. For Death, I‘ve chosen If I Stay. Love this book 📚

Annie1215 Great pick! 2y
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binte_badr
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I can't even describe it. The family bond was beautiful. The characters are amazing. A good and easy read. 🖤

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IhoardBOOKS
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Slowly cleaning our house and preparing for the next move which means taking another look at the bookshelves and the books I just know I‘m never going to make time for no matter my intentions for them originally. This is like the 6th box of books I‘ve gotten rid of so far and so much more to still look through 😂😭😭
Does anybody else have those books on your shelves, the ones you tell yourself you‘re going to read... eventually?

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Dakota.Mason
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The book is about a teenage girl who gets into a bad accident with her family and she comes back it‘s like her shadow and she‘s trying to talk to people but they can‘t hear her. I actually really like this book and I love the movie. She a young girl that likes to play the violin and you see in the book that it shows her as a young kid playing the violin. And a symbol of the book I would say the care accident because it shows a lot of it.

MissYaremcio I believe that there is also a sequel to this story! I remember when it first came out and I read it and cried for hours! I would have just liked a little bit more of an explanation as to the symbol (remember that you can write part of the review in the comments)! Keep up the great work! 2y
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Lollymya
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That attached book and it‘s sequel has been in my mind since I read it. The subject matter bit me to the core and I honestly couldn‘t tell you what I would do if I was either main characters. #LitsyLove. @BayouGirl85 @Eggs @Bookwormjillk @Mishu94 y‘all up next!!!

Mishu94 Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Eggs Thanks for the tag 🤗 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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Mia is 17 and in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. She doesn‘t know what happened to her brother and her spirit/soul is outside her body watching what is happening around and to her. Grievously injured, she has to decide whether to keep fighting or let herself die as she looks back on her life. I was driven crazy by a lot of the medicine being wrong, but it doesn‘t detract from the book, which is good but not great.

Megabooks I really can‘t remember if I liked this. 2y
Megabooks I know you and I usually like the same books. 2y
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Lindy @Megabooks @Hooked_on_books I vaguely remember feeling annoyed while I read this, over 10 years ago. Fortunately, it was during the time I blogged conscientiously, so I just went back to check on my thoughts. You can find my grumpy review here: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2009/08/if-i-stay-by-gayle-forman.html?m=1 2y
Suet624 @Lindy Haha. I felt the same way. 2y
Lindy @Suet624 👯‍♂️ 2y
Hooked_on_books @Lindy There were definitely some details I could get grumpy about (most of the medical stuff is totally inaccurate), but I thought it was an accessible way for younger people to be able to think about the reality of death. I suspect if I read it at the wrong time, I wouldn‘t have liked it much. It was a quick, diverting read. 2y
Lindy @Hooked_on_books Yes, I agree that it‘s accessible and diverting. And I agree that one‘s mood makes a big difference in how we experience a novel. 😊 2y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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If I Stay wasn‘t terrible, and it wasn‘t great, but it was an adequate literary palette cleanser. I can‘t picture a situation where I‘d be pressing this book into somebody‘s hands and insisting they read it, but I wouldn‘t begrudge anyone their enjoyment of it either. So, take it or leave it. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/if-i-stay-gayle-forman/ #YoungAdult

Megabooks Totally agree! 2y
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Aliezah :)
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Genre: Young adult fiction
Date started: Nov 22
Date completed: Nov 30
How did I choose this book? This is another book that I always planned on reading but never did so I decided to read it now.
Summary and information below. :)

Aliezah :) Summary: Mia had everything you could possibly want in life. She had a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, a bright future that is filled with music and choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken away from her.When she is caught between life and death, a happy past or an unknown future, Mia spends a critical day where she contemplates the one decision that only matters now, which is the most important decision she will ever make. 2y
Aliezah :) Who is the protagonist? The protagonist is Mia Hall and she is also known as the narrator considering that she talks in third person for most of the book.
What was her problem: Mia was involved in a car accident which has made her watch her family cope through her coma and now she has to decide whether she stays or not.
2y
Aliezah :) How was the problem solved? Mia had 2 choices; whether to stay and continue her life or let her family go. However, in the entire book, Mia was suffering as much as her parents were, she just didn't show it as much. In the end, Mia chose to stay.

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fifis_bookshelf
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⭐⭐⭐½
This one made me cry, a lot! Another enjoyable read.

brit91 I loved this book! 3y
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abookdragonsretreat
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Mehso-so

This was such an emotional book, I did watch the movie first, but I loved the book so much more. The author does such a good job with using the past and present to show us Mia's life, honestly I totally reccomend if you want a book that will make you cry and laugh or smile at the same time. The only thing is that I did know what was going to happen, even though I saw the movie first, I feel that I would have still predicted it.
#Sad #Drama

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brit91
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If I Stay

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brit91
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If I stay💗💗

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brit91
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It's ok if you want to go.....💔💔

OriginalCyn620 This scene destroyed me...in both the movie and the book. 😭💔 3y
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brit91
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If I stay.💖

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brit91
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If I stay.💖

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KristenDuck
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Mia is only seventeen years old and faced literally the hardest decision of her life.

After a tragic car accident with her parents and brother, Mia is in a coma at the hospital. She remembers events from her life and sees visitors come and go, all while one question remains.

Should she stay or is it time to let go?

A solid three stars and I feel, true to its genre description, it is best for high schoolers. Very fast read.

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Book_yogi
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If she stays, she is an orphan; if she goes she leaves Adam. Heartaching accurately describes this book and the choice Mia must make after a catastrophic car accident kills her family leaving her in and in between states to decide whether she will live or die.

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KristenDuck
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Started this audio book today on my evening jog, and so far so good!

Definitely is classified correctly as a juvenile fiction piece, but that doesn‘t make for a bad story. I like the general plot line so far, and appreciate the main character.

Interestingly enough, even though it is older and was also made into a movie, I have NO idea how it will end.

(It‘s short enough that after another 6 mile workout or two I might finish!)

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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PageTurner789 Great series! I remember reading it a few years ago! The movie was pretty good as well =) 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @PageTurner789 I‘ve got to read the 2nd one!! 3y
brit91 Two of my favorite books I loved them both!! 3y
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PageTurner789 Its definitely worth the read!
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bullbunny Enjoyed these, movie wasn't bad. Wish they kept it with the time the book was set in. But overall decent. And I own em all XD 3y
Eggs Loved these too 3y
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Lara.Tomme
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Beautiful and touching book. I loved reading it. I also saw the movie a few years ago.

brit91 I really loved this book!!💖💖 3y
TheSpineView I too loved the book!💜 3y
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BeaG
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OMGEE! I loved this book. It alternated between present and past both parts told from the main character's point of view. Page turner.