August 16, 2009

If i Stay

If i stay by Gayle Forman...

What if you had everything: A gorgeous boyfriend who was madly in love with you? Quirky hip parents who totally got you? A musical talent that could take you anywhere? What if your biggest problem in life was choosing which path to take? Follow your first love--music-- to New York City? Or stay with your boyfriend, friends, and family? What if one day, you went out for a drive... And in an instant everything changed? What if suddenly all the other choices were gone? Except for one--the only one that truly mattered? What would you do?

I had no idea what to expect when i started reading If i stay. i must say, though, if i stay was absolutely brilliant! If i stay is the type of book that you cant help but cry in, but in a life-lessson, makes you feel good by eating chocolate kind of way! I loved Mia's Story-how music and family and friends played a huge role in her life! She can take every memory she has and turn it into a learning experience! The writing was fantastic! I loved how she was a third person looking in on the situation and then every so often going back to her wonderful memories!!! the writing was spectacular- and just when im balling my eyes out the author switches over to a memory that is so happy, you cant help but smile! Every single aspect of this book was so well placed and done perfectly! The characters were very relate able. Mia, the outcast musician in the family, is very quite and is very focused on her cello. While Adam is the Rocker-punk, that gets all the attention. But somehow they connect on a level that is undescribable. Besides the main characters all the sub-characters were amazing and well rounded, i especially enjoyed her grandparents!!! Wonderfully Fantastic!

5/5 suns






Also summit is said to make a movie out of IF I STAY! so look forward to that

6 comments:

Faye said...

awesome review! i'm reading this book now. i'm liking it so far.

I can't wait 2 see the movie :D

Sunkissed said...

Faye- Thank you so much! i'm glad you liked my review!

Alexia561 said...

Really enjoyed your review! I love it when someone is so excited about a book that it comes through in their review! Will have to take a look at this one since you enjoyed it so much. Thanks! :)

Kristen said...

Great review! I've been meaning to read this one myself. I love a story that makes you cry. :-D

Melanie said...

I just found out that my library has a copy of this! I hope I enjoy it as much as you did. It sounds like a great read.

Sunkissed said...

Alexia561- aww your too sweet! Thank you

Kristen- i know a good cry is the best

Melanie- I hope you do too!!!