Title- If I Stay
Genre- YA contemporary
POV- first person
Trope- Family relationships, teen love
Similar/Comps– Looking for Alaska (I liked If I Stay much better than Looking for Alaska)
My emotions- Heart-wrenching
Mia- 17 years old
In the blink of an eye everything changes. 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.
I loved the desperation feeling in the writing style.
“I’ll let you go. If you stay.”
Shorter than I thought it’d be because of all the back-matter of other stories that I didn’t know would be a part of the paperback version.
This one holds a new record. I cried 3x! For those who know I’m made of stone, that’s an unfathomable number. Page 160, 181, & 231 got me good.
What I’d change-
I seriously can’t think of anything- that’s a new first.
Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz.