If I Stay

by Gayle Forman Year Published: 2009 YA Fiction

An emotional book that explores the question "is my life worth living when all of my family is lost to me in the living world?"  The narration and flashbacks make for an ingruiging storyline that helps its reader evaluate whether Mia's life is worth it knowing who she has lost and what is left in the world for her.  I like this book and I would like to read the second one, but I can't say I loved it or that it is fantastic. (See, I don't love every book I read.  Just most of them.)