If You Stay (Beautifully Broken, #1)

If You Stay - Courtney Cole

Note to self for future Amazon book purchases: The ratings are seriously inflated and should be taken with a grain of salt.

 

This seems to be a lesson I have to learn over and over again.  I don't enjoy giving bad reviews. I read books because I want to be entertained, go on adventures with characters, and think critically about issues that people face every day. However, this is one of the worst books I've ever read - definitely the worst book I've read in 2013. I only read about one-third of If You Stay, which is a feat because the writing is that bad.

 

I cannot fathom how so many people enjoyed this story. I just don't get it. The dialogue is so contrived and I found myself cringing anytime Pax or Mila opened their mouths. This book isn't as bad as Beautiful Disaster, but it certainly gave it a run for its money.