“If I Stay” Review

By Alexandria Acacia

If you liked The Lovely Bones, The Giver or even The Fault in our Stars, then you’ll love If I Stay.

If I Stay is a captivating, suspenseful drama which tells the life story of Mia who balances a special musical talent and active social life, but soon is faced with a comatose experience caused by a brutal accident, including flashbacks and a race against time. Instantly, she is forced to deal with the transformation from living a normal life to a lone spirit, as she is faced with the challenge to figure out how to save herself.

The movie received many positive reviews and viewers enjoyed the movie overall. Many fans agreed that the book has a lot of parts related to the movie, but did not portray the story as well as the book. The way the story was portrayed in the book contained more detail and illustration of the events that occurred.

Those same people agreed that the movie did not contain as much emotion and thought that was put into the book. What many fans agreed on was the other characters, and the portrayal of them being spot on. I thought that some parts did not have to be included, while other parts should have been elaborated on.

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