If I Stay


Title: If I Stay

Author: Gayle Forman

Summary: The biggest concern high school senior and gifted cellist Mia had been trying to choose between a life in New York attending the prestigious Julliard school of music and the life she has in Oregon with her boyfriend, family, and friends.  However, that all changes on a snowy winter morning when Mia and her family are involved in a major car accident.  Mia is rushed to the hospital.  With her body lying in a coma, Mia’s mind reflects back on her life and tries to decide whether she should stay and fight for a life that will be dramatically different from any she had envisioned.  

Who will like this book:   This book explores the value of family and friends and what truly makes life worth living.  Anyone who enjoys reading about these kinds of emotional issues will love this book. 

If you like this, read this: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Recommended by: Jen, Fairfield Woods Branch Teen Librarian