Review #4

Title- If I Stay

Rating– 5/5

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

Plot/ Blurb-

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.

Best part-

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.

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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