Clara's relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it's almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is and what he's willing to do to make her stay.
Now Clara has left the city and Christian behind. No one back home has any idea where she...more
Clara sees herself as a normal girl. Nothing too spectacular but all that changes when she meets Christian. He's enigmatic and charismatic (gotta be careful of the matic's obviously) and makes her feel powerful and like a whole new person with countless possibilities...more
Clara is at the age when she is supposed to spending time with her friends in the last summer before college and her future starts. Instead, her and her father have packed their bags and are leaving town to spend the summer in small coastal town where no one know...more
Stay is the story of Clara, a normal teenage girl. It is just her and her Dad as Clara's Mum pasted away when she was younger. Clara meets Christian and quickly falls in love. At first he appears to be the perfect boyfriend - sweet, caring, gorgeous and treats her so well. But Christian becomes controlling and obsessive. It is to...more
This would normally earn 3.5 stars from me because I rate books based on how I felt about them, not how well-written they are or how awesome the plot/characters are. But I can't in good conscience give this less than 4 stars. I can't bring myself to. So I'm rounding up. And you know what? I don't mind, because this book deserves it.
This is a story about love, loss, family and overcoming your fears. It's the strength of a father-daughter relationship, the h...more
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The main character had this boyfriend Christian who was sweet but we already know he is a total psycho. He is controlling(checks her texts and e-mail...more
Wow! This book is absolutely amazing and horrifyingly realistic. Five stars plus more for Stay by Deb Caletti!
I’ve read hundreds and hundreds of books in my lifetime and yet I can count the number of novels that have made me cry on one hand and one hand alone. It takes an amazing author who writes with a pen filled with power to push me into that emotional pocket of reality and hold me captiv...more
What surprised me most about Stay was that Clara was kind of ashamed of the past relationship because she felt responsible for letting it go so far, but it’s always easier to say its okay when it isn't you. It's easier to say 'it wasn...more
I probably read a great portion of this with my mouth open in amazement. I had no idea what I was in for when I opened this book. I not only found a new favorite author but a new all-time favorite book in Stay. Th...more
I have a friend who is pretty much in the exact same situation, only she doesn't want to leave. It's very frustrating. It was hard to read this, just because of that. All I could think about was my friend, and how she deals with that every single day. I noticed how Clara tiptoed around conversations. She filtered what she said so she wouldn't make Christian upset. That is...more
As you can see my vocabulary isn't exactly ... big. (Ha! I just further proved my point! xD)
Anyway, this was actually my second Deb Caletti book. The first one I read, The Story of Us wasn't exactly my cup of tea. I mean, I didn't enjoy it. Much. I was practically trudging through it like mud.
But Stay? Caletti has crafted beautiful characters in such a moving story.
So now that I've read this book a second time, perhaps it is time for a second review. I don't feel like my old one is sufficient in expressing what I
My favorite thing about this book is Caletti's writing style and how it meshes with the books themes. Her words are so poetic and philosophical, I felt like I wanted to write down quotes from e...more
Definitely a keeper.
My Faery God Mother gave me this book – My Faery God Mother being an amazing girl named Kristina - I had been wanting to read this book for so long and I’m so glad to say that it definitely lived up to expectations. This is my first Deb Caletti book and I’m still slapping myself for not picking up her books sooner. New Deb Caletti Fan Right Here :)
I had it as an e-book and I don’t recall marking so many pages in a book, My brother actu...more
"I tried to read that book again before I went to sleep. I didn’t like that book, but I kept going for all the reasons a person hangs in with something that isn’t good-you feel bad about not giving it a chance, you've already come too far to give up now, you believe it´s going to get better. When you're a person whose life has mostly brought good things, you believe in goodness. You believe that things will work out. Even the worst things will work out. You believe in a happy ending....more
Some time ago I read Dreamland by Sarah Dessen and I absolutely loved it. The whole love-turns-into-obsession topic really, really intrigues me. So it was natural I was so into reading Stay too, once I read it’s summary on Goodreads a whole while back.
So when I got this book on GalleyGrab, I was beyond excited—and I know I seem to say that about every other book, but I was really thrilled to get my hands on this one, considering how much I love contemporary novels and how I’ve been wa...more
For Christian, it was more than love at first sight. The feelings he had for Clara far surpassed love and quickly moved to obsession. Clara was his sun and his moon, dictating the tides of his love, his jealousy, and his rage.
After 1 1/2 years of being with Christian, Clara was a master of...more
The book is told is alternating chapters, starting with the present then the next chapter going back to the past to tell how it all began. I loved how Caletti did that! I found that intriguing and made me keep reading until my mo...more
STAY; April 2011 is based on the life of CLARA and her father as they venture into a beachside town for the summer before she goes off to college in the hopes of warding off her obsessive boyfriend. In alt...more
The writing itself is well done. Caletti skillfully paints for the reader vivid pictures of setting as experienced through the eyes of the main character. Agai...more
Clara and Christian's relationship has always been intense. From the very begginning, they'd felt a strange connection between each other. But, when do those feeling become too much? Now, Clara needs to escape from Christian, before he destroys eveything. In a new place, Clara will discover secrets that will change her life, but most importantly, she'll discover herself.
The world is going to end (end of the word humor hehe). I'm not one of those overly emo...more
First off, Clara meets Christian and pretty much falls in love with him after just saying one sentence to each other. They then go months for not seeing each other until her school faces his in a basketball game like the night they met where Christian...more
I loved the way Deb Caletti wrote the book, how it switched from past to present so you could never quite put the book down. I was Obsessed. Pardon the pun. I did not put the book down at all until I finished it.
However, I do have like 3 small complaints. Just small ones! Don't shoot!
(view spoiler)[ I feel that maybe, jusssst maybe, there wasn't enough Finn time! It would have been great to find out more about his family an...more
Deb went to Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A., and graduated in 1981. She earned a BA in Journalism/Communications from the Uni...more