If I Stay tells the story of a seventeen year old girl. A senior in high school, Mia is an accomplished and dedicated cello player, the girlfriend of Adam who is the lead singer in an up-and-coming local band, sister to a charmingly sweet Teddy, and daughter to two free-spirited and loving parents. Then one day, tragedy strikes and Mia is faced with an unfairly impossible choice- to let go of the pain and her unknown future, or to stay and suffer the emotional and physical damages waiting for her.
So obviously when I started reading this book, my hopes were high. The quote on the back and the promise of a world in turmoil was more than I needed to capture my attention. Now that I’ve read it, while I can’t say I’m entirely disappointed, I’m not blown away either.