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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

 This was a fast read but it was good.  It ended in a cliffhanger sort of situation, so I’ll be reading the sequel next I guess.  I’m invested and I really want to know what happens next.  It’s hard to write a review on this book without giving away spoilers, but I’m going to do my best.  Mia is seventeen and is involved in a terrible car accident with her family.  Mia ends up in ICU, unconscious, and in grave condition.  Mia is able to see everything that goes on around her through an out of body experience.  She shares her thoughts and feelings about living versus dying, a decision she struggles with throughout the book.  She tells us about her friends, her family, and her boyfriend, Adam.  She shares her memories as she experiences happy memories as well as the pain of loss.  There wasn’t much character development other than Mia, Adam, Mia’s best friend, and Mia’s family.  Since those are the most important things in Mia’s life though, it’s enough.  Mia has a tough decision to make and while it may seem that she has a lot to live for, there are also complications that can explain her reluctance to choose.  If she lives, she will have to live a life forever changed by this accident.  She has things to look forward to, but she will have to suffer loss as well.  If she dies, she will be letting go of her dreams and people that care about her.  As the tagline says, “What would you do if you had to choose?”.  I thought it was a great book and I recommend it. See my other reviews and features at http://bookwormbookreviews.com