I recently attended the Penguin Teen Australia Live Event, which was a showcase of the upcoming young adult books for 2014, and they had a little book stall where you could buy books. Not just Penguin books either, but books from other publishers that the staff at Penguin love so much they want everyone to read, which I think is really cool. I grabbed a book published by Random House Australia that I have been wanting to read literally for years. That book was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I started reading it a few nights later and I was hooked. I flew through this book in a couple of nights and eagerly ordered the sequel, Where She Went, which I read over two afternoons, practically inhaling every word.
This is tough review because I don’t want to give too much away for either book, so it’s going to be brief, but hopefully my words will convince you to go out and buy/borrow the books ASAP.