Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
Miss Riki’s Review:
Oh, man, was this book ever beautifully written. The story is haunting and emotional and has stayed with me long after I read the last sentence.
I absolutely loved the way that the storyline shifts from present to past and weaves together the backstory of how Mia came to her decision to stay in the coma threatening her life, or fight to get out and return to her loved ones. Every moment of her past shapes her ultimate decision and I found myself wrapped up in her life and desperate for her to make the right choice. (When I say the right choice- I wasn’t completely set on whether or not she should fight or give up, either! The devastating reality of her current situation had me hopelessly on the fence about what I thought might be best for her).
I also loved the central love story between Adam and Mia. Seeing their relationship unfold via flashback scenes added this wonderful tension to the story and I was heartbroken for Adam as he fights to see Mia in the hospital.
This story is poignant and moving. It is a story about love- in many ways, including family, friendship, and romantic. I highly recommend this book for its compelling voice and beautiful prose.