So a couple weeks ago, I finally finished reading If I Stay and went to watch the movie with one of my friends. I thought today I would do an If I Stay review before continuing with the old plans. So let’s get on with the review!
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.
In this book, Mia Hall is just a normal 17 year old teenage girl, with all the problems that comes along with that. In a split-second, her whole world begins crumbling around her and she’s faced with a sole choice that could make or break everyone around her.
I liked a lot of things about this book. I liked how the morale and the whole idea of the story is to highlight how fragile life is and how special every moment is. I liked the connection with all the characters and how real it all felt. I liked the memories and how special it all felt. This book added a really strong feeling about how special life is and how every moment should be lived as if it were your last. I liked how Adam and Mia’s love story wasn’t happy and perfect all the time and was more like a real life relationship.
If I’m honest, I didn’t find it as heart-breaking as all the reviews made it out to be. I loved the memories and I loved how special it felt but it felt more happy than heart-breaking. I find that it really helped to focus on living each moment as if it were my last.
I gave this book four stars out of five because I did love it but I didn’t think it was as sad as most people made it out to be.
I loved this movie and I feel a little guilty in admitting that I found the movie better than the book. I loved the music that went into the movie. I feel that it accented the correct areas in the correct ways. I think that in the movie, the scenes flowed really well. I have to admit that I was tearing a lot in this movie, especially in the scene with Mia and her Granddad. That is all I shall say without any spoilers. The movie was very true to the book and I loved how I could tell exactly where we were in the book. My favourite scene was the bonfire scene. I like how the atmosphere was portrayed and how it was a bitter sweet scene.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!