The Next Twilight?

Gayle Forman’s young-adult novel If I Stay is barely on the shelves, but it’s already being adapted for Hollywood by the studio behind the blockbuster vampire movie. Will it eclipse Twilight?

If I Stay has just been released and has already been optioned by Summit, and Twilight’s director, Catherine Hardwicke, has signed on to direct.

If I Stay is the story of Mia, a senior in an Oregon high school who is an avid cellist bound for Juilliard. On a snow day, Mia and her family drive to visit friends, and suffer a brutal head-on collision. Mia is left in a coma, and yet is fully aware that her parents and younger brother have died. She watches events unfold around her from her bed in the Intensive-care unit, and is left with the decision: whether to die with her family, or live in a world without them.

“There was a question that haunted me for years,” says author Gayle Forman. “What would you do if the rest of your family had died, and you could choose to go with them? What would you do?”

If you want to read more on this article click HERE

5 comments on "The Next Twilight?"

Reverie wrote: April 3, 2009 at 6:41 AM

I really want to get this book. looks so good and maybe one of those epic stories.cant wait to see what it will be into a movie

Katie wrote: April 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM

well...I guess this one has to go on my list now too!

GreenBeanTeenQueen wrote: April 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

I don't know if would say this is the next Twilight. It was an amazing book, but I don't know if the following will be as huge. Plus, it reminds me more of P.S I Love you or The Lovely Bones.

The Voracious Reader wrote: April 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Hmm. Something tells me that this isn't the next Twilight. Morbid Everygirl falls in love with a hot vampire vs. morbid cellist in a coma? Even I'd pick the vampire, and I thought Twilight was kind of silly.

Post a Comment

I would love to see what you have to say :)

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Tales of a Ravenous Reader

My Photo
Hello, and thank you for stopping by. This is my little haven for talking about the books that I adore.

Grab My Button

Email Twitter RSS Feed

Contact Me

I am an avid reader from Northern California and if you are a publisher and would like to have your YOUNG or NEW ADULT book reviewed, please email me. I accept ARCs, as well as books that have already been released. I am also more than happy to do author interviews, guest posts, and contests to promote your book as long as they are in the Young and New Adult genre. Please check my review policy prior to sending me an email, thank you. curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
nancy has read 1 book toward her goal of 150 books.

@ravenousreader on INSTAGRAM

Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


Books Inc. Opera Plaza
Sunday, November 15 @ 5pm
Get your tickets HERE


Hello, fellow readers! Look at the upcoming events in our marvelous SF Bay Area for next year. There are some events that are coming out that I cannot post about yet, but believe me when I tell you they are made of awesome.

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, January 15 @ 7pm

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Saturday, January 16 time TBD

Books INC. in San Francisco
Monday, January 18



Boderlands in San Francisco
Saturday, February 28 TBD



Kepler's in Menlo Park
Sunday, March 6 @ 2pm

...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

What I am Reading Now

and this too.....

Book Tour Host

Book Tour Host

Book Tour Host

Follow by Email


Rating System

♥♥♥♥♥ Love it! A must read

♥♥♥♥ Great, give it a try

♥♥♥ Okay, a decent read

♥♥ Meh, read at your own risk

Would not recommend

DNF=Did Not Finish

Blog Archive

Blog Stats

Blog Designer