Mia is a budding cellist facing the decision of a lifetime. The car accident that left her in a coma has claimed the lives of her parents and younger brother. Mia, who is now in a ghost-like state, has a choice to make. She could either pass on and join her family, or battle on and reclaim her life. The only thing keeping her from dying is her boyfriend. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is a moving story that begs the question… if you could choose to stay, would you?
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“This is a simple, beautifully told story of a girl's experiences after a horrific car crash. Forman deals with this difficult topic in a way that is striking and unusual, and thoroughly impressive.”
— Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.
Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
About the Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
"Beautifully written."--Entertainment Weekly
"A beautiful novel."--Los Angeles Times
"A do-not-miss story of love, friendship, family, loss, control, and coping."--Justine Magazine
"The brilliance of this book is the simplicity."-- The Wall Street Journal
"A touching and thought-provoking novel."--Romantic Times