Book 12: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If I Stay is a young adult novel by Gayle Forman published in 2009. It is a sweet but sad story, written extremely well by Forman. A read that may be a bit sad for Christmas, but shows the strength and family ties are strong even during death.
The story follows 17-year-old Mia Hall as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family. In a coma, Mia has an out-of-body experience, and watches as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. Mia watches as her memories flash before her eyes as she comes to realize that she must decide if she should wake up and lead a life far more difficult than she ever anticipated, or slip away and die. Her decision will determine her fate