Saturday, November 27, 2010

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I StayThe last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents' corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state (Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live.

Despite the heavy storyline, this seems very fluffy.  The story doesn't seem cohesive and at times, is boring and simple.  Laurie Halse Anderson is a much better quality YA book.

Rating: 3 Just OK