If I Stay

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 76 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Pretty heavy stuff...

... if your child can get past the brutality and death in the very beginning, then he/she can be treated to vast amounts of consumerism, swearing, some intense sex, and more. Ours was a bit too young for this, and it broke her heart because all her friends (whose parents are either much more liberal, or just don't vet books) are reading this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 4+

Okay book, but not very inappropriate

I don't get why people are saying this book is innapropriete! I read it to my seven year old and she LOVED IT! I thought it was just ok but it was defiantly ok for her to read!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age stories

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