Author: Gayle Forman
Release Date: April 6th, 2010
Source: I own
Summary via Goodreads:
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
Missy's take -
Mia and her family are driving in a car when there is an accident. She awakens at the wreckage only to find that she is outside of her battered body barely clinging to life. She watches as paramedics come and take her family away and she follows her body to the hospital to see if she can be saved.
The story is told through Mia's eyes as she faces current events and past events that have brought her to where she is today. You see snippets of her past before her brother Teddy was born. The transformations that her parents take as they grow older. We learn how she met and fell in love with her boyfriend Adam. We also learn of her love for music.
All the while that this is happening Mia is trying to decide whether or not she should stay. What does she have left to live for if she does wake up from her coma. What will she lose should she decide just to let go.
She is there as her grandparents, best friend and boyfriend all try and convince her to hold on. That she does in fact have things to live for. How much they all love her. It was so heartbreaking. Her boyfriend Adam telling her he will do anything she asks if she just holds on. Just thinking about it now makes me want to cry like a big baby!
This has to be one of the most emotional books that I have ever read. I can't imagine being in an accident so severe you are in a coma and then having to see all of your loved ones in so much pain. This is a book that will haunt me for a long time to come.
Missy's rating -