If I Stay by Gayle Forman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I hesitate to say this book was "amazing". Hmmmm...although I really liked it. Why are young adults so fascinated by death and live & death decisions? They are young for Pete's sake. I'm in my 50's and I have just started thinking about what it will be like to be old and what will happen to my family when I die.
Anyway, I did really like this book. It was well-written and the backstories blended seamlessly with the present. It felt as though they were put in at just the right places. I loved the fact that the two main characters were musicians. It gave a facet to the story that inspired me because I'm a musician, too. Mia's family was so cool -- so different from her, but loving and supportive of her love of classical music and her life's quest to be a cellist. I feel as though these characters will have a place in my memory for a long time. I feel as though I know them and, no dear daughter, I didn't cry. Amazing, right? I know.
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