On a day that started like any other,
Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she'll ever make.
Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving
Paperback, 262 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Speak
I decided to read this story after a discussion with my young teenage nieces about upcoming movies based on books that they had read. Since it is our tradition to have girls nights at the movie's and I never see a movie first if there is a book I figured I better read this.
I have to admit I really enjoyed this read. The concept of Mia remembering moments of her life while she is lying in a hospitable bed fighting (or not) for her life was really powerful to me. It was the fact that it wasn't always momentous moments however ones that stood out to her and meant something to her that drew me in.
I also have to admit that the fact that there was a love story also drew me in. The classic opposites attract romance that seemed to be a romance of substance despite the young age. I won't go in to detail here but it was a really nice love story.
Overall this is definitely a story written for the YA audience. Although there is some language in the novel it is relatively clean. I can see why it is so popular with the younger crowd and I can visualize how this will translate to the big screen well. I look forward to seeing the emotions that were written on the page put in to motion. I will be reading the rest of this series.
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