Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hard Decisions: Would You Go For The Easy?

I'm currently reading an apparently popular book called If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I began reading it because, well, it's all over the media and everyone our age is talking about it.
It might be a YA novel, and pretty easy to read, but it sure has a strong plot and conflict. The writing is also pretty good, if you ask me.
 (Lily, I know how much you love this.)

Anyways, as you can see in the cover, there's a question: what would you do if you had to choose? I'm not done with the book yet, so I still don't know what role that question plays in the plot, but I think I have an idea of how.

Mia, a seventeen year-old girl has all her future figured out: She wants to leave her small-town to attend Juilliard, in New York City, and become a professional cellist. Besides, she has a loving boyfriend, who is a member of a punk band, and a loving family.
Sounds perfect right? Well, it all shatters when a fatal accident during  a road trip with her family kills everyone.
Or that´s what she thought.
After the accident, she has an off-body experience, and is able to see the remains left by the accident.

Sure, it sounds pretty cool to be outside your body, but it ain´t fun when you have to witness the bodies of your family (and yourself), or your car in flames.

Well, I think that the question comes into place right there. She probably has to make a decision of what to do with her life now. That is pretty scary all by itself. Imagine having must of your pieces put together, and because of an accident, you´re forced to create a new plan.
So, I was wondering, what is your opinion on this.
If you one day, without warning, you are forced to make a decision on what to do with your life, what would you do?
Here goes the book trailer, maybe it will make more sense if you watch it. :)

By: Pablo


  1. This sounds like a pretty cool book! I've never heard of it until now! That's really interesting that she has to re-chose her whole life because of an accident. I wonder what it would be to be able to see you life and the lives of others from an omniscient point of view. It's kind of cool to think about. :)

  2. This book sounds really cool! I'll have to add it to my long list of books to read. It would be really interesting to have an out of body experience, and I cant wait to read this.

  3. I think this sounds like a cool book to read! I also love the trailer. I love it all except for the "stay" part, which is creepy. Thx for showing this!

  4. I read this book and loved it. The sequel was okay... It has a really interesting plot line and writing style. It's definitely a good read.

  5. ohhh this book actually sounds like it's good. There's one problem though. I am a slow reader and I have two books to read already, but I will definitely read this as soon as I have the chance to!

    1. I'm actually a slow reader as well, which is pretty stressful because I have so many books I want to read, and I feel like I will never finish or start them. A lifetime is just not long enough

  6. Pablo!! this book looks so good! makes me want to read it! but I am already reading other books.. but remember we have to watc this movie! haha being a ghost would be kind of cool.(:

  7. You will love this book! I love it! It keeps you hanging on a thread throughout all the book. There is a second book to this one. I started to read it, but I didn't like it. I think that Gayle Forman lost her enchant on the second one. I wish there was a movie for this book!