Exceeds the hype. I don’t know why I waited so long to read If I Stay. There’s nothing new I can say about it, since it’s 5 years old and obviously a very well loved book.
I have this terrible habit of not reading popular books unless I perceive reading them as culturally imperative (Harry Potter, TFiOS, etc). It’s possible that sometime in the last couple years I consciously choose not to read If I Stay simply because all my friends were reading it. Opposing popularity has helped me find some great books, like 4 to 16 Characters. But it’s also suuuuper ridiculous, because I miss out on dozens of fantastic books. I could have read If I Stay five years ago!
I am so glad I finally picked it up and cannot wait to read the sequel.
i need need NEEEEED to see the movie boyhood. it’s a movie that was filmed with the same actors over a course of 12 years so you get to see the characters actually develop and age and mature i just think that is so fucking cool