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  • Published: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 200 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 830

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780525421030
  • 0525421033
  • 014241543X
  • 0451474643


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If I stay

by Forman, Gayle.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen, West Teen

Additional Details

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

Community Reviews

Ending Was Disappointing!

Thinking that I had at least 35 pages left of the book, it suddenly ended and the next page was "Acknowledgements". I was taken aback. It just didn't feel finished to me. However, reading further I learned of a sequel....which may or may not be good. I hate it when characters spend their time inexplicably running from someone they love. That's how the excerpts of the sequel read to me.

If I Stay

The movie version is coming out soon.


Great book, highly recommended

If it finished some other way

I liked the premise of the book but was ultimately disappointed with its ending.

I was hoping for some kind of a twist but it ended up predictably, basically surmounting to 'love conquers death,' which I thought was not only cliche but also unconvincing as Mia's love for Adam did not strike me as genuine.

I felt like the book would have been much stronger if Mia had made the decision to *spoiler alert* stay on her own, without Adam or the power of music, acknowledging that despite her loss and pain, life was still worth fighting for.


Interesting book but tends to get a little confusing


This is a interesting idea, but it's a little confusing a times.


I love this book!


This book was recommended to me by a friend. I usually can't handle very sad books, but this one was beautifully written and well-done. I look forward to reading the sequel, Where She Went!

Really Good!

I loved this book! I finished it really quickly, and I can't wait to read the sequel!

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