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?”

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4 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.

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