jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015
Review: If I stay by Gayle Forman
I think I'll never be able to eat cauliflower again after this book.
I liked this book from the beginning, it's different, it's real (with some fantasy on it) and definitely there's no "they lived happily ever after" in the Disney kind of way.
It's harsh in most of the chapters but there was no way this story could be told in a sweet way. Life is hard and this book goes with that philosophy.
This book is about a 17-years-old cello player named Mia who has a happy family. One day they decide to go eat together and then bum! they get hit by another car. Mia is looking the whole scene...and then she sees her body and the injuries caused to her parents. So yes, it's the spirit, soul, or whatever you want to call it that tells this story.
She's lost so much during the wreck, she has not obvious reasons to go back to her body. Mia is the one telling this story, seeing everything without been seen and, well, during the whole book she's trying to decide if it's worth staying (hence the name...).
Even though there's so much emotion in this book, it didn't make me cry. And because there was so much emotion there, I felt overwhelmed, a little bored and desperate for it to end.
It's a must read (if you like to have your heart broken into million pieces...)