Sunday, 24 July 2016

If I stay by Gayle Foreman - Book Review.

"Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make" 

Pages: 201 
Genre: Young Adult contemporary fiction. 

I honestly don't know how to write a review on this book without adding spoilers. I'm going to be honest - I didn't think this was my kind of book. I was wrong. One snowy morning Mia and her family are involved in an accident. Mia's life changes in a split second.. The choices she faces are very hard. I found this book heartbreaking but it's also so beautiful in a way I can't really explain. I love how music comes into the story. It's written remarkably well. I actually felt quite connected to Mia's character. I couldn't put this book down as it is quite fast paced and being a fast reader, it didn't take long to read at all. I'd say this is quite realistic considering it's fiction. I can't wait to read the second book 'Where She Went'. I also can't wait to watch 'If I Stay'. 
This is such a hard book to write about without giving away any spoilers. I could honestly say a lot about this book but I've seen it on a few 'To Be Read' lists and I honestly don't wait to spoil it for anyone. 

What have you been reading lately? :) 

Sarah xXx
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  1. Ooh I'm excited to read this! Didn't realise it was only 201 pages! Xx

  2. I love the way you've written this review. You've given just enough information about the story to tantalise without giving any spoilers. Thank you!


  3. I really enjoyed this one but I didn't enjoy the sequel as much, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  4. I haven't heard of this, but it sounds really good. Although I prefer longer books, partly because they're better value for money!

  5. I'm really intrigued! Will have to check this one out I think xx #readwithme

  6. Ooh this sounds like my kind of book, going to put it on my tbr, thanks! :) #readwithme