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Gayle Forman

Dear Librarian:

We belong to the same club—one that strives to lure kids into the world of reading. IF I STAY is a great book to both grab reluctant readers and to give experienced ones something with depth.

At the start of the book, Mia is facing typical teen dilemmas: stay with her boyfriend or pursue her dream of studying cello in New York. But when a drive with her family turns tragic, a critically injured Mia finds herself outside her body. The reader is right there with her as she's rushed to hospital and thinks back on her now-irrevocably changed life, pondering the most important decision she'll ever make.

Both dramatic and funny, romantic and edgy, IF I STAY has appealed across the ages and spectrum to lovers of drama, romance, and fantasy, bringing many reluctant readers into the fold.

Stop by or visit me on Facebook to say hi or learn more. Cheers!


If I Stay / Gayle Forman / Dutton

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0525421030 / Published: April 2009

Ages Young Adult / Hardcover; 208 Pages / YA

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