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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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Aug 22, 2010

really liked it
Read from August 21 to 22, 2010

It's about a girl Mia who has a car crash in which every one in her family die. Although being critically injured and in a state of coma, she's the only one left alive, and is sent to the hospital immediately for rescue. During a whole day's time, her spirit has to decide whether to go or to stay....
Of course she'll stay.Of course she'll notice even though she has lost a lot, it's worth living because there're still plenty of beautiful people and things remain for her. Otherwise, it'll be meaningless for readers to read through all of her inner struggles, hesitations and reminisce.
"If I Stay" is the kind of book that after reading 10 pages, you are already sure how it ends. Not only the ending, the author's intention is also too soon-revealed---"It's another life-is-very-valuable lecture," I told myself from the get-go. Partly because of my low speed English reading and having known the theme and ending, Mia's struggles seem to lengthen enormously...My reading speed seems to slow down even more when I really wanted to reach its end. -.-|| I didn't mean to torture myself really...It's just I don't like the feeling of returning books back to the library without finishing them. Anyway, this book is not interesting. I didn't enjoy it.
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message 1: by Cherrie (new)

Cherrie Hehe.It has a good book cover though. By the way, good luck with school!

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