Guest Blogger: Elizabeth, Grade 10
Setting (Place): Small Town near Portland, Oregon
What would you rate this book: 3 out of 5 stars
This book overall has a good overarching storyline, but the writer bases the story more on the characters relationship with her boyfriend rather than her family or her brother, which gives the book a cliche feeling, even with the unique storyline.
In a small town near Portland, Oregon, Mia Hall and her family travel up to her grandparents house during an unexpected snow day, during the drive up, something unforgettable happens. Their car begins to spiral out of control on the slippery road, and inevitably crashes. Mia wakes up unscathed, and learns that she is in a coma. She attempts to wrap her brain around what has just occured, all the while intently searching for a grasp at an explanation about what is happening. The decision is hers to make, will she fight this battle to continue living, and stay? Or will she decide to ultimately give up?
“You wouldn't expect the car radio to work afterwards. But it does…”
I recommend this book for someone who is interested in an easy read, probably someone around the age range of 13-16, because of its simple language and dragging storyline. I would not recommend this book for someone who is looking for a more intriguing read, or a reader who is more experienced, because of the simplicity of the story.
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* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten