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…
layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family
and friends, the choices we all make–and the ultimate choice Mia
Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine.
The urbanmoms.ca Opinion:
Wow. This book packs a real emotional punch. I read it with my nine year-old daughter, and neither one of us wanted to stop when each evening’s chapter was finished. In the end we “cheated” lots, simply because we just couldn’t put it down. There were many tears shed, many incisive questions asked and many thoughts about the importance of love, family and having a driving passion in life.
It is geared for the Young Adult market (i.e. 12 and up) but some very competent younger readers could handle it, although the themes may be rather grown up for them. But don’t just hand this book off to your child – it is definitely one that appeals to the adult reader, too. You won’t want to miss it.