Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I just finished If I Stay by Gayle Forman--another spare and powerful book. Mia, a senior in high school whose passions are playing the cello and her boyfriend Adam, is having a typical day with her family when they are victims of a fatal car accident. The book is narrated by Mia, who is physically in a coma throughout most of the book; as the title suggests, she must make a decision to go or stay. It is incredibly well-written; a book I look forward to sharing with students, in part so I can read it again (and again).

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