Thursday, 31 December 2015


Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Book Description:
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

IMDB Movie Summary:
Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock singer/guitarist. However, a car wreck changes everything in an instant, and now Mia's life hangs in the balance. Suspended between life and death, Mia faces a choice that will decide her future.

My Review:
I swear Gayle Forman was just making me use up multiple boxes of tissues! The book was stunning, much like the film as both involved jumping back and forth to the accident and also taking readers back in time of Mia’s memories. The characters in both the movie and book were so true to themselves; the development was beautiful to watch.
I have watched the movie multiple times now and I will most definitely be re-reading the book soon.

Think Lovely Thoughts xo

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