Review:  If I Stay -Gayle Forman

     Summary: In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

 This book involves Mia having a out of body experience. The book starts off by showing us the events that happen in the morning of the car accident. As soon as Mia discovers she is
having this experience she sees everything that is happening around her. She discovers what she has lost and what decision she has to make. To stay or to let go.

                                        I love how beautifully this book is written.
   At the beginning of the book, it doesn't give us a lot of information about the family involved in this book. As soon as Mia has this experience she shares stories about special people in her life. That is when I knew what kind of personalities the characters portray. I can sense the love for each other in this book. I love Mia's parents' awesome, cool and loving personality. I love the sibling bond between Teddy and Mia. I like that the book went back and forth from present to past. 

   I thought I was going to cry a lot while reading this because I'm so emotional. I didn't cry until people went in the ICU to see Mia. Adam and Gramp's conversations with Mia did have me in tears. When Mia shared her stories about her loved ones, it did make my heart ache.
       This book reminds me of some similar events that I had to witness. So I can relate to this book and I'm sure I'm not the only one. This book shows us the reality of life. We know this book includes fictional characters but I know situations like this happen. I can't say with the out of body experience but I do know that tragedy happens and some people have to wake up and have to endure loss, pain,grief and so much more. It reminds me to love and never take anything for granted. This book shows us the power of love, friendship, loss and family.

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