Monday, August 18, 2014
More believable for me than some nonfiction...
If I Stay
By: Gayle Forman
Genre: YA fiction
Audiobook: 4 discs (4 hours 48 mins)
4 out of 5
This story is told by the perspective of 17-year-old Mia who, along with her family, is in a tragic car accident. While in the hospital, she has out of body experiences and realizes the decision "to stay" is hers, and hers alone. Since I believe that a person may experience a transitional stage while they fight for life or death, this story was more believable and realistic than even some stories claiming to be nonfiction, such as Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. Of course, this is my own personal opinion. I enjoyed the audio so much I am listening to the sequel, Where She Went, next. It is told by the perspective of Mia's boyfriend, Adam. The movie, If I Stay, is released in theatres this Thursday and I look forward to seeing it. I recommend this book to all fans of YA realistic (or tragic) fiction.