There are a lot of movies that were adapted from books that I am not a big fan of but this one takes the cake. Drumroll……. it is If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
Synopsis: Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.
Stay, he says.
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.
This book was really good in my opinion and I was drawn in very quickly. I loved it and how she was constantly battling with the decision to go with her family into the afterlife or stay with Adam and live. There was one part with her grandfather that actually got me teary eyed. But when it came to the movie, they skipped so many huge parts of the book that I just couldn’t be happy with it. I hate when books are adapted to movies and they skip huge parts or just erase characters all together. So for me this was the book that I couldn’t handle being turned into a movie. However if you were to see the movie without reading the book, I think it would be very good. I just knew what was being taken away from the plot so it ate at me the entire time I was watching it.
Let me know which book to movie adaptation bothers you in the comments. I feel like some of you will have the same opinion on a lot them. Talk to you later book worms 🙂