If I Stay meets While You Were Sleeping in this beautiful and heartbreaking novel told in dual perspectives about friendship, family, and all the other threads that bind us together.
Martin and Petra meet for the first time at graduation, and though they've shared the halls of their high school for four years without crossing paths, there's an instant connection the moment they're seated next to each other at the commencement ceremony.
Then a car accident puts Martin into a coma; and Petra is somehow left picking up the pieces, using friends, family, and shared dreams to keep their surprise connection going.
Together they must unlock the truth of his situation, and with time running out, their bond becomes Martin's best shot at waking back up to the life he's left behind.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
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I really wanted to love this book. It has a great premise and I loved the characters but I couldn’t tell them apart. The POV’s weren’t marked and they switched after small paragraphs sometimes. I love a good dual POV novel, but the two characters have to be distinct enough that there’s a point to hearing from both of them. This one didn’t have that for me. I didn’t realize there were even multiple POV’s until like 15 pages in. I think this could’ve had a great impact and been just as relevant as If I Stay had the characterization and voices been better and they were more distinct. Great plot and message, bad execution. *Thank you to Netgalley for this review copy. All opinions are my own*
3.5 stars I loved the premise of this story and even though I try so hard not to read angsty things, I couldn’t resist. I liked Petra and Martin. They’re both interesting MCs and their relationship was fairly captivating. There’s a pretty large cast of characters here, but I never felt overwhelmed. Plot wise, it was a struggle to settle into. All of the POVs sounded exactly the same and there isn’t any indication of whose turn it is. For that reason alone, I wanted to DNF and seriously thought about it around 35%. Somehow in a last ditch effort to try, I kept reading...and I’m mildly glad I did. This was a great story of friendship, how everyone is intertwined, and how everyone keeps a few secrets. Overall, it was the characters who kept me reading. I was intrigued enough was their individual situations, that I couldn’t help but want to know how it ended. And FYI: there is talk of sexual assault. One of the characters is assaulted and it is referenced often. **Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for providing the arc free of charge**