If I Stay


by Gayle Forman (Author)

Book Cover for If I Stay

   Book 1   
Pages: 204

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)




If I Stay Series—Summary and Book Order

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

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   If I Stay  (2009)
2.   Where She Went  (2011)