If I Stay: How life (and death) sometimes get in the way

Recently I jumped into the bandwagon and read If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I plan on watching the movie this weekend with my mom, who read the first one before I did. (It was really weird that mom read a YA, but that’s a whole other story) I was really touched by how Forman handled the whole situation, especially as someone that was close to me once had a similar situation. The girl I knew died a few days after the accident, and it united all the people she met throughout her life.


My point is, that girl had her whole life in front of her, and lost everything in a second. I hadn’t even thought of her in years until my friends told me she was in a critical state at the hospital. We all prayed for a miracle, but I guess she was meant to leave our lives this way. It hurts, though, and we’ll never forget her.

I guess we’ll never know if that girl went through the same thing Mia did. Maybe she was able to decide, or maybe not. This book made me wonder how I would act if that same thing happened to me. I think family is very important, and losing it all at once was a horrible moment for the main character. I don’t think I would be able to handle it. I love them too much. I don’t think they would want me to give up if I had the choice, though, so I guess that is a decision that would have to be made in the moment.

This post is not a review, although I loved both of the books because of how real Mia and Adam’s relationship was, and how it just makes you think. Life is really short, so we cannot waste it in any way. Life has a funny way of messing everything up, you know. It is up to us to get up and move on, while we still can.


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