Sunday, December 6, 2009

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

From Amazon:
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make--and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Gayle Forman’s If I Stay got a lot of advance publicity when it was announced that Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, would be directing the film adaptation of the novel. If I Stay is the story of Mia, a 17-year-old cellist, and the 24 hours or so following a car crash involving her entire family. As she watches from somewhere outside her body, she must make the decision whether she will live or die. It reads sort of like The Lovely Bones meets Lurleen McDaniel (which is either good or bad, depending on whether or not that's your type of thing) and I think it will adapt really well to being a movie (single primary location, lots of flashbacks, interesting characters, lots of music, a romance you can root for).

Read it with:
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Six Months to Live - Lurleen McDaniel
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
What Dreams May Come - Richard Matheson

I got this book: from the library.

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