Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#8 of 2014 - If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published April 2nd 2009 by Dutton Juvenile

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

The Book that Proved I Can Cry

Why don't you just stick a bow through my heart?
And I do obviously mean the musical bow.

I wonder how long 'til I can listen to certain classical music and not have moments of nostalgia.

7 Months Later:
I'm not sure how long after I was able to listen to classical music and not think about it because I was thinking about it with out the music.

I should state now for the record that I haven't seen the movie. As anxious as I was to go see it; conveniently the weekend it came out also happened to be the weekend that started the chain of weekends where I had other things to do. Concerts, trips out of towns, parties, suddenly I had a short social life.

3 Favorite Quotes:

“I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” 

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”   

“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”  

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