Posted in page to screen, teen

If I stay

I love books made into movies! I love picking out the differences and trying to imagine why directors decide to take parts out, or put new scenes in. I don’t get angry when they don’t get the hair color just right on a character, or if all the facts are not 100% there. Instead, I let the actors bring the story to life and enjoy each version. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

If I stay was an amazing book. Heads up folks….the beginning is pretty graphic. The effects of the car crash are described in great detail. Gayle Forman really took you there, as she does throughout the book. Scenes from the past and scenes from the present are seamlessly intertwined through the main characters senses. It was easy to follow and always came back around to the point at hand. Seriously, job well done Gayle!

This book will tug at your heart strings and make you appreciate the life you have! It will make you realize  the important things in life, like family, friends and love.

I have not seen the movie yet! But I am very excited to check it out! Here is the official trailer. It gives you a very small taste of what you can expect…from the book at least. 

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