Friday, 23 January 2009
Gayle Forman - If I stay
I have been asked to let you know about a very special book called "If I Stay" because it's the kind of book which is personal, which found a place in ever readers heart and we hope it might have the same effect on you.
If I Stay is written by American author, Gayle Forman, and will be published in hardback in May this year. It is a very powerful book which opens on a cold, winter day in mid-town America and follows 17-year-old Mia's life. One tragic and devastating event turns her world upside down, and in that instant, nothing will ever be the same. Poignant, heartrending, magnificent, If I Stay, reads like an gripping page turner and will make you appreciate all that you have - as well as all that might be.This book dose contain adult content.
This is a real word-of-mouth book, the kind of book you want to talk about after you're read it, that stays with you for weeks.Thank you in anticipation.
'Just listen,' Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. 'Stay,' he says. Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all. Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, "If I Stay" will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.
About the Author
GAYLE FORMAN is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Elle in the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.