if i stay- Gayle Forman


“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you”

If I stay, a book of sacrifice, about family, about love and about choices written by Gayle Forman. This book made me understood about valuing my past and how I should enjoy every moment of life. This book teaches multiple lessons which a person should follow in his life because life is short and full of surpries.

A cold February morning … A snowy road… And suddenly all of Mia’s choices are gone. Except one, As alone as she’ll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all

This book talks about a devastating journey of a girl Mia who lives with her happy small family and how they face an unexpected misery which turns Mia’s life upside down and takes away her happiness and she is left with the last ray of hope, that is her beloved who tries to bring her back to life.

“Love, it never dies , it never goes away , it never fades”.

The unfathomable love of Adam towards Mia taught me that love actually binds us together and nothing can separate us if we hold someone’s hand and promise to never leave it because once you plan it, you can or will never leave it.

My purpose of writing this blog is not just about reviewing this book, it’s about telling what it’s aim was, what was Gayle Forman trying to make us understand. By writing this book he made us understand the true meaning of love and also made us known of the fact that no one can take the place of our family, it is the safest boundary one can ever live in. And there is one more love which makes the butterflies dance in our stomach, which makes us strong and helps us to make our future plans with someone. Love is not like today’s generation, it is not like a one night stand where there are no feelings but just the desire of getting physical and calling it love for the whole life. Love is like an unknown bond which you create with someone and still roam absent minded in search of it. It is the purest form of humanity, I am not just talking about relationships, I am talking about love which comes in every form, can be with your pet, with your books, with yourself but yeah these things will never make the butterflies and elephants dance and above all even the violins will not play in the background.

According to me love has no definition, no perfect form or not even a perfect partner but it has a strong bond, it has something which makes us strong and emotional at the same time, which makes us happy and adds multiple colours in our lives. This book “if i stay” will give you endless thoughts of what is even happening with Mia’s life but will leave you with a suspense with a question mark of what will happen next. This article is just the jist of that wonderful story and you will never be able to understand the amazing work of Gayle Forman until you read it. So make use of this quarantine, order it, it is affordable and read it, understand the depth of love and the true meaning of family.

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.