Tue, 18 Jun, 2024

If I Stay: Book Review

By Asmita Subedi

Photo Courtesy: http://upload.wikimedia.org/ Gayle Forman, 2009 If you ever get a chance to choose to either give up on your life, die or to stay back and live a tragic life that you have never expected, what would you choose? What if all the reasons for you to stay back or hold you back were all sacked away and you were about to lead yourself into the darkness and then suddenly someone makes you feel precious and pleads you to stay back? Would you still go if you knew that the entire reason why someone is living is only you? After reading this novel, all these questions hover around one’s mind and one will start to re-think their life and see it in a different light and try to find their own reasons and dreams to be alive. The story trails Mia, a 17-year-old cellist who loses her whole family in a car accident and faces out-of-body experience in a coma where her memories flash in front of her eyes and she struggles to decide her own fate. This book is all about passion, commitment, choices that we make in our life and power of true love. As the story progresses, one can feel every beat of emotion; where everyone will be left hearts bleeding and teary eyed. Every little detail is explained marvelously that one will completely dive into the story line and picture it in front of one’s own eyes and that’s the true magic of the real book. This book is truly a masterpiece and a must read for the ones who are passionate about the heart wrenching love stories. I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Prepare yourself to cry. Don’t believe me at all! Go for it and there you will see and feel it for yourself. :) :)