Book Review: If I Stay

By: Hanna Young

If I Stay, by New York Best Selling Author, Gayle Forman shows the reader that everything can change in a matter of seconds. Starting after a tragic car accident and following the main character Mia throughout her mental state and what she sees during her coma. This story is gripping and gives readers a perspective on just how fast life can change.

Mia had her whole life in front of her and it was shaping up to be perfect. That is until one night her and her family are in a tragic car accident. Most of the story takes place with Mia watching what is going on outside of her body. She watches as they remove her body from the car and take her to the hospital. She watches and puts the pieces together of what was lost in the car accident. Then she has to make the biggest decision of her life.

This story is touching in so many ways, it left me in tears. Life is not guaranteed and this book does a really good job of showing this to readers. There were so many things to be learned from this book, however, it did get a little slow-moving. Mia’s character does endure a lot and it truly made me feel for her.

Overall, I give this book a 4/5. It was a good read and leaves readers with some very good lessons.

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