|If I Stay|
If you had the chance to decide what would you do?
When the book begins we get to meet Mia's family. She has a brother. Her parents are very cool and they loved each other. Her dad used to be in a band but when Mia's brother was born he decided to be a teacher instead.
Mia's mother is sweet and straightforward. She is supportive and smart.
Unfortunately, a car crash has horrible consequences.
For reasons unknown to Mia, she is able to see her body and followed it through her hospitalization. She knows something horrible has happened and the only thing keeping her here could be the love she feels for Adam, her boyfriend.
I love Adam. He was so cute and funny. He is also in a band (Shooting Star) and getting bigger by the second. He fell for Mia and he fell hard. Before the accident his only worry was about Mia's career and possible long distance relationship but just in the blink of an eye, he could loose her completely. But, Adam never gives up.
I don't think you can read this book without shedding some tears. Poor Mia. Devastating decision to make.
“Girlfriend is such a stupid word. I couldn't stand calling her that. So, we had to get married, so I could call her 'wife.”
“This is the you I like. You definitely dressed sexier and are, you know, blond, and that's different. But the you who are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I'll be in love with tomorrow. I love that you're fragile and tough, quiet and kick-ass. ”
“Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song.”