If I Stay (Hardcover)
Spring '09 Kids List
“This is a simple, beautifully told story of a girl's experiences after a horrific car crash. Forman deals with this difficult topic in a way that is striking and unusual, and thoroughly impressive.”
— Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
About the Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
"Beautifully written."--Entertainment Weekly
"A beautiful novel."--Los Angeles Times
"A do-not-miss story of love, friendship, family, loss, control, and coping."--Justine Magazine
"The brilliance of this book is the simplicity."-- The Wall Street Journal
"A touching and thought-provoking novel."--Romantic Times