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A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family.

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces — to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

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"The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents' corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state ('Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this'), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Via Mia's thoughts and flashbacks, Forman (Sisters in Sanity) expertly explores the teenager's life, her passion for classical music and her strong relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend, Adam. Mia's singular perspective (which will recall Alice Sebold's adult novel, The Lovely Bones) also allows for powerful portraits of her friends and family as they cope: 'Please don't die. If you die, there's going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school,' prays Mia's friend Kim. 'I know you'd hate that kind of thing.' Intensely moving, the novel will force readers to take stock of their lives and the people and things that make them worth living. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc. All rights reserved.)

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"...laced with insight, good humor, and wonder... " Booklist

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"...the stakes are poignantly conveyed through Mia's vivid memories of a rich, rewarding life." Hornbook

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"Forman's characters are smart and solid. There is little wasted prose, and not a single event rings false. Music lovers will appreciate the passions of Mia, Adam, and her family." VOYA

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"Readers will find themselves engrossed in Mia's struggles and will race to the satisfying yet realistic conclusion.... Both brutal and beautiful, this thought-provoking story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned." School Library Journal

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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...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make — and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

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What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different—except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and the forthcoming Just One Year.

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

 

About the Author

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.

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Traci Newcomb, June 28, 2014 (view all comments by Traci Newcomb)
An amazingly hearybreaking read. I loved it from beginning to end and would highly recommend it to anyone who liked The Fault In Our Stars.
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Livviajo, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Livviajo)
When I picked up this book, I figured it would be a simple read, something that wouldn't take alot of brain effort. I figured it would be a book about romance, and yadda yadda. But as I began to read this tale, the ink-words began to string together into a painting, a play, a full blown movie. Every word is beautiful in this novel, and like my own, the family in this book is a funny collection of characters who stick by one another even if things get awkward, weird, or even painful. I began to view Mia (the main character) as myself, I began to put myself in her position. What would I do if that happened to me? Would I choose to go with my family who are literally imprinted on my heart? Or move forward and experience life, and leave my family behind? All I can say, is near the end of this tale, my heart was racing, and I was begging for more chapters.
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chaplinsmiles, September 8, 2011 (view all comments by chaplinsmiles)
i absolutly love this book!! i mean when you get this book (and i now that it will be soon) you will need tissues,duck tape(to keep your mouth from hanging open at points of climax),a sturdy pillow(to throw at the person who tries the disturb you) and a book light because you not going to want to put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142415436
Author:
Forman, Gayle
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Various
Author:
Patterson, Valerie O.
Author:
Stoltz, Adrienne
Author:
Selznick, Brian
Author:
Bass, Ron
Author:
Levithan, David
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents' corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state ('Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this'), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Via Mia's thoughts and flashbacks, Forman (Sisters in Sanity) expertly explores the teenager's life, her passion for classical music and her strong relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend, Adam. Mia's singular perspective (which will recall Alice Sebold's adult novel, The Lovely Bones) also allows for powerful portraits of her friends and family as they cope: 'Please don't die. If you die, there's going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school,' prays Mia's friend Kim. 'I know you'd hate that kind of thing.' Intensely moving, the novel will force readers to take stock of their lives and the people and things that make them worth living. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright © Reed Business Information, Inc. All rights reserved.)
"Review" by , "...laced with insight, good humor, and wonder... "
"Review" by , "...the stakes are poignantly conveyed through Mia's vivid memories of a rich, rewarding life."
"Review" by , "Forman's characters are smart and solid. There is little wasted prose, and not a single event rings false. Music lovers will appreciate the passions of Mia, Adam, and her family."
"Review" by , "Readers will find themselves engrossed in Mia's struggles and will race to the satisfying yet realistic conclusion.... Both brutal and beautiful, this thought-provoking story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned."
"Synopsis" by , 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...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make — and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

"Synopsis" by ,
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different—except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.

"Synopsis" by ,
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and the forthcoming Just One Year.

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

 

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