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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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I have heard so many good things about this book, but I put off picking it up for a while because I knew that it would be sad. However, despite the breaking of my heart, I still found If I Stay to be a great story.

The prose was wonderful and the layers of the story were terrific. It was such a rich story with wonderful characters.

I really enjoyed how the story was told. The pain of the present mixed with Mia's memories of the past helped to turn what could have easily just been a very depressing story into something deeper.

I felt connected with Mia, as if I knew her, her family and her friends, which made the loss of her family all the more heartbreaking.

I was have to admit I was a bit disappointed with the way the story ended, though I could understand why it ended as it did. I think my disappointment was only wrought out of a need for more since this was a very quick read, despite the heaviness of the plot.

Now, I'm just anxious to get my hands on the sequel, Where She Went. I can only hope that it's just as amazing as this book.

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Quotes Brittney Liked

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“I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Gayle Forman
“I'm not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I'm not sure that I want to wake up.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Gayle Forman
“Fake it 'till you make it.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Gayle Forman
“Bribes are the glue that's kept teenagers and parents connected for generations”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Gayle Forman
“I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Reading Progress

05/02/2011 page 1
1.0% "Finally getting around to reading this book!"
05/02/2011 page 98
50.0% "Halfway finished!"
05/02/2011 page 136
69.0% "This book is kind of breaking my heart."
05/02/2011 page 196
100.0% "Incredible!"
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