Gayle Forman – Author Overview

If I stay – Following a head on collison with a 4-ton truck on a snowy day, a family car crashes causing fatal injuries to Kat and Denny, parents to 7 year-old Teddy and 17 year-old Mia. Highly accomplished cellist Mia is stuck between life and death, forced to watched the valiant efforts of the rescue medical staff who are trying to save her own life and her little brother’s.

“‘It’s OK,’ he tells me. ‘If you want to go. Everyone wants you to stay. I want you to stay more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life.’ His voice cracks with emotion. He stops, clears his throat, takes a breath, and continues. ‘But that’s what I want and I could see why it might not be what you want. So I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s OK if you have to leave us. It’s OK if you want to stop fighting.”

At the hospital waiting for Teddy and Mia to come out of surgery is a large gathering of the families loved one. Gramps and Grandma wearing her gardening wellies, loads of aunt’s and uncle’s, Mia’s BFF Kim and Mrs Schein, her hysterical overprotective mother. And finally Adam, Mia’s rock-star boyfriend arrives, the ultimate question is: are they enough to make Mia stay? especially given all that she has lost.

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Where she went is the long awaited sequel that If I stay fans were waiting for. It beautifully answers all the questions the previous novel caused: Did Mia keep playing the cello, Did she go to Julliard, How did Adam’s band, Shooting Stars do, Are Mia and Adam still in touch?

‘I used to have dreams like this. Mia back from the not-dead, in front of me, alive to me. But it got so even in the dreams I knew they were unreal and could anticipate the blare of my alarm, so I’m kind of listening now, waiting for the alarm to go off. But it doesn’t. And when I close my fingers around the guitar, the wood and strings are solid and root me to the earth. They wake me up. And she’s still here.’

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