Books to Movies: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay is the first in a series written by Gayle Forman.  It was first published in 2009, and is about a teenage girl who has an out-of-body experience after a devistating car crash.  Watching her memories come to life before her, she must make a very hard decision.


If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman

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.


Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?  Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.


This book has been adapted into a movie and will be in theatres August 22, 2014. I don't want to give too much away... but it  you are interested in the more from this author check out her website and the sequel:  Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gale Forman. 


If you liked If I Stay, you might like these titles:

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Before I Die by Jennie Downham