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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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Jan 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, 4-stars, owned-ebook, ya
Recommended to Maria by: Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Read from January 16 to 17, 2012 , read count: 1

This book ought to come with a warning: "Tear-jerker ahead!", because unlike most books that have made me cry in recent times (e.g. the last book in the "Tomorrow, When the War Began" series), it's not just one passage that triggers the tears - but pretty much the entire book.

Despite this, it's actually not a depressing book - sad, yes; depressing, no. You quickly get to care and feel sympathy for Mia, and for once the outcome is not necessarily given in advance.

Gayle Forman has written a sequel, "Where She Went", but I'm not entirely sure I want to read that one. "If I Stay" is such a powerful stand-alone novel, and I'm afraid a sequel might just cheapen it.
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01/17/2012 page 145
56.0% "A tear-jerker if I ever read one!"

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Rose Ann I was afraid of that too....but I really loved "Where She Went" as well.

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