If I Stay

If I Stay

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009 | Unabridged
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While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739380857
0739380850
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
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Additional Contributors: Potter, Kirsten
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 22, 2018

If I Stay is a teen romance novel by Gayle Forman. The story is about a seventeen-year-old girl named Mia who dreams of studying at Julliard. She has a choice to make, follow her love of music and achieve all her cellist dreams, or stay with her family and the love of her life. However, Mia’s life is turned upside down one day when she goes for a drive with her family. But the question still remains for Mia, “Should I stay or should I go?” If I Stay is a good book to read if you like romance novels or if you are into books that give you a good cry. I would recommend this novel to people aged twelve and up because the story continuously goes back and forth between the present and the past, making the novel harder to understand. Just when there is nothing left to hope for, the novel gives a sense of hope and joy to the readers. If I stay is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. If I had to rate this novel, I would rate it five out of five stars.
- @Sapphirereads of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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SuzeParker
Jan 28, 2017

For a book on the topic If I Stay tackles, it seems like there should have been more passion, a deeper sense of loss and a more compelling depiction of Mia's indecision about dying or remaining alive. Her struggle, presumably, would have been gut-wrenching, but she struck me mostly as an observer stacking up the pros and cons to come to a rational conclusion. That's a bit of an overstatement, but overall, the author didn't make me feel very much from a book that should have been shot through with emotion.

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sweetz1
Nov 06, 2013

wonderful book

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rmarc
Jul 30, 2013

if i stay it really a complicated book and goood to read it you wodering what real happend next it about a girl name mia she have a lot of choice to make

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madeeha9817
May 26, 2012

it made me cry!! :'(

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mrreeves
Dec 18, 2011

The story is interesting but I wish books came with an age rating. If they did this one should have a PG14 rating for language and sexual content.

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MOM_MY11206
Aug 30, 2011

A tragic event leaves the main character with an excruciating decision. In spite of the sad events, the story speaks to the power of family, love and hope.

JCLTriciaS Oct 19, 2010

This is a great audio book - I highly recommend it. They do a nice job of handling one part of the story in which the narrator is remembering. In the physical book the font is different so the reader understands. In the audio, they use a different voice.

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darbiel Oct 18, 2014

darbiel thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 31

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