Saturday, 30 June 2012

If i stay REVIEW

If I StayA critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family.

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, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

                                               4 Smokin' Kisses

I'm a cold hearted bitch. I am.
I SPECIFICALLY bought this book to cry. I actually went on Goodreads to the "made you cry" listopia and looked through the books. i decided that If i stay is sadder than 13 reasons why so i ended up buying it. the only books that have EVER made me Ball my eyes out were My sisters keeper at the end, and Mockinjay when Primrose dies. Other than that, I've gotten tears in my eyes- maybe shed a tear or two during these things hidden & Beautiful Chaos , BUT OTHER THAN THAT- no matter how sad, i never cry. It's depressing really, have i become that cold hearted? So i bought this on a mission to cry,.... Not a single tear. Something must be wrong with me.

Other than that... this book was great. It's truly heartbreaking & really makes you think; what if you were in Mia's shoes? what would you do? , thats the one question i have noticed all reviewers seem to share. Mia's story will drag you into reality; in a blink of an eye, you could lose everything. & if you did, and you had the choice.. would you still choose to live?
The characters were extremely well written, & the stories of Mia's life that she tells through out are perfect. She's a normal girl , with a normal family, a loving boyfriend & a best friend.
It was wonderful to watch the way everything played out. The way at first Mia thought it seemed unrealistic for her to be watching herself die, then when it all settles in; her parents, her brother-dead, she begins to question if life is still worth living. It was heartbreaking to watch the affect this all had on her family & friends, & it makes me realize that once we go, we dont see what happens to those we leave behind. Her boyfriend who cant stand being without her, & her bestfriend telling her she still has family & how she wont want those " I 'll miss you" stickies on her locker if she dies- her grandpa telling her how he'd understand if she chooses not to live, but he wants her to more than anything. its all very beautiful .
and again, i do not know why i didnt cry -_-
This heart breaking story is recommended and the sequels released as well, called Where she went , which is told from Adams perspective. CANT WAIT. getting that ASAP.
maybe that will make me cry? who knows *Crosses fingers* ;)

Take care loves!


  1. Wow, this seems like such a heartfelt novel and I've seen so many good reviews for it :)
    Alex @ Possession of Books

    1. right? it was great , yet i still wished i cried......