Every day a different body. Every day a different life.
Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it
will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to
live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body
of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules
by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone
he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
A day after I’ve finished, my thoughts are still jumbled.
·Could be a sequel
Do I want a sequel?
·I can't imagine this life...
A does such a good job describing it – I get
it. I don’t want it for myself, but I get it.
·Could I love someone who had a different body
·Is it the body or the soul we love?
·The ending Is perfect… perfectly awful, and
painful, but perfect.
·A, in the end, is a selfless person, and much better than
is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to
choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love
sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it
possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a
room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.” p. 175
Mia, remembers her life while in a coma, after
a horrific car accident, and must decide if she will stay among the living.
Many of my students have read and loved this book. I must
say I agree with them. I read a school copy and wished for my own to mark up. Ms. Foreman made me cry with her insight, laugh
with Mia’s observations. My cover has a quote from USA today that says, “Will
appeal to fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight.” If I Stay is so far above
I don’t think they even remotely compare.
There is a sequel/companion that went immediately to my TBR
pile. I don’t care if someone else wants to read it. I’m hoarding it.