I just finished reading a couple of pretty good books that I thought I’d share. The first is called If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I think this was another Amazon editor’s top picks book and I was not disappointed at all.
Synopsis: (from Amazon.com)
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces – to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make.
I really liked the story… the idea of having to choose between life and death when it seems like your world has been completely changed is such a great struggle for a main character. To force that decision on a seventeen year old is even more incredible.
One of my favorite aspects of this book is how music plays such a huge role. Mia is an extremely talented cellist and although young, her passion for classical music reminds me of my own at that age. While at times I found the writing a little simplistic, all in all this was a good book and definitely worth reading!