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I loved If I Stay and I loved this just as much, if not more.
After Mia awoke from the coma, she spent some time with Adam, and then left, to become a professional cellist. Adam is heartbroken and alone, and writes music, for his band, Shooting Star. The music has all the feeling of his heartbreak, and it becomes insanely popular, propelling Adam to rockstar status. Even though Adam is considered to have everything, he feels empty inside and hates being a celebrity, and is depressed, and longs for Mia. When one day he goes to their lives change forever.
The book was absolutely amazing. It was haunting, and the grief was real and I felt the pain of Adam. If you can only read one book, read this.
Here are some great quotes from the book:
I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.
You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone.
But still, I find the need to remind myself of the temporariness of a day, to reassure myself that I got through yesterday, I’ll get through today.
But I’d do it again. I know that now. I’d make that promise a thousand times over and lose her a thousand times over to have heard her play last night or to see her in the morning sunlight. Or even without that. Just to know that she’s somewhere out there. Alive.