If I Stay was predictable, but it was a beautiful, predictable story.
Mia is in a horrible car accident with her mother, father, and little brother teddy. In the aftermath, Mia is out of her body and seeing how the accident affects the people around her: her best friend Kim, her boyfriend Adam, her grandparents and other family friends and members.
This isn’t a fast paced book. This book is very much about deciding if life is worth living after losing something very close to you. It is about life. You experience multiple flash backs with the different people apart of Mia’s life and seeing how those people will shift her decision one way or another.
Forman is a beautiful writer and knows how to make the feels strong and to the point. Again, not a fast paced book and there is no action in it (unless you count the breaking into a wing of the hospital actionable). It was beautiful though and I am glad I read it.
I read the version where Kirsten Potter read the book (audio book) in my car. It always got me excited to get into my car and sad to leave it. Audio books are a wonderful way to read, and sadly they are becoming less and less used. Potter did a wonderful job molding the way I read this and I would love to hear from her again.