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If I Stay


by Gayle Forman (Author)

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   Book 1   
Pages: 204
Published: 2009

Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.


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 heartbreakingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

Recognition: NAIBA Book of the Year for Children's Literature (2009); Goodreads Choice Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2009); YALSA Teens' Top Ten (2010); ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010); Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2010); Florida Teens Read Nominee (2010); South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2011); Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee (2011); Delaware Blue Hen Award (2011); Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2012)


Series Summary


Series: If I Stay
Tags: realistic fiction romance family friendship music & poetry illness & grief
Series reading level: 14+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Website: www.ifistay.com

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1If I Stay  (2009)
2Where She Went  (2011)