Seventeen-year-old Mia has loved playing the cello since the age of eight. Now a senior in high school, she’s awaiting the outcome of an audition to Juilliard. She can’t imagine leaving her family, friends, and boyfriend behind but music is her first love. The future is unsure, and she has tough choices she’d rather not make.
While enjoying an outing with her family, though, suddenly everything changes. Family and love become important in new ways. Mia reviews her life as an observer as she now faces the only choice that has to be made.
“If I Stay” is an intense novel that was hard to put down. Alternating between the present and Mia’s past, the reader is taken along on her journey as she makes her most important decision.