April 2, 2009
April 2, 2009
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeenyear- 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 fi nds 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 makeâ?and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all makeâ?and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
A 17-year-old girl named Mia must decide whether to fight for her life or surrender to death after she is badly injured in a car accident. Mia is able to watch as her body is tended to by paramedics and rushed to the hospital, and her observations of this process are interspersed with memories of her family and friends. Her thoughts wander from her love of classical music and the cello to her developing relationship with her boyfriend to the unspoken bonds she shares with her family, as Gayle Forman expertly weaves the tactile details of the hospital with Mia's ethereal assessment of what's important in her life. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Children's Books of 2009.
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Death + Dying, Girls + Women
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Girls + Women, Social Issues / Death + Dying
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
- Pages: 199
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 2, 2009
- Author: GAYLE FORMAN , Gayle Forman
- Online Item #: 11341526
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0407
- ISBN: 9780525421030
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported