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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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Apr 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ya
Recommended to Alice by: Amy Spalding

All of my GoodReads friends had rated this four stars or higher, but when I read the premise I was like, there is no way this isn't a sapfest. But it's not. It hit so many emotional high points for me, and I love that Forman depicts the rock and roll Pacific Northwest so accurately and pointedly. I could see myself in another life growing up to be Mia's parents, who are seriously awesome. The family's love for each other is palpable and accurate, not in a Cosby show way but in a hey, we all get along and like each other kind of way. A great read. (I was on a roll this week!)
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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy Spalding I'm so glad you liked it! But, yes, it's this great for exactly what you said here. (You totally ARE on a roll. I'm in editing hell so no books for me for awhile except my own.)

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