If I stay #1 Hvis jeg bliver
Title: If I stay
Series: If I stay #1
Author: Gayle Forman
Published in English: 2009
Dansk titel: Hvis jeg bliver
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
It really shouldn’t take so much time finishing a book with less than 200 pages but somehow it took me over a week to read it! I was bored for the most of the read and it annoyed me greatly to have the book lying around.
The way the book was structured had me furious at times. The change in time that constantly appeared ended up being an obstruction rather that the key to understanding our main character. Talking about our main character Mia, I was very disappointed with the way she was portrait. She was dull and barely has any personality to speak off which was a huge let down since the overall plot was lacking and barely developed.
I don’t think I’ve got anything positive to say about this book so I’ll leave it at that but I’m sure that my opinion isn’t the common thought upon this book, maybe if you’re younger than I’m you might like the main character since she is kind of relatable with her types of interests and social accomplishments.