I sobbed. I sat on the plane, arms pinned to my sides by the wall on my left and the man on my right, and tears ran unchecked down my face. If I Stay by Gayle Forman is a remarkable book. Like many books for teens, it’s about a choice, but the choice that Mia has to make is bigger than most. As Mia grapples with her decision, Forman describes perfect jewels of scenes, with fully developed characters that you want to know, really *know*, not just read about.
Read it before it becomes a movie. You’ll be wowed.