Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub Date: 4/05/2011
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Stay is a humorous book and that made the otherwise seriousness and the depth of the book lighten up so it isn't depressing when you read it yet you understand the concept and the situation of the context which I believe is really important in a book. And I loved the overall irony of the situation.
Memorable or Forgettable: I really enjoyed this book because of the way it could be relatable and understandable to almost any reader. The way the author, Deb Caletti, really draws the readers in and constantly makes you continue to think about this book over and over again basically making it one of those "I can't put it down" or "just another chapter mom" and yet you end up reading for another hour.
Cover: The cover was really simple and it does reflect the contents in a way that it takes place near the beach. It pulls you mostly because of the brightness and sheer simplicity of it, but also because of the words "Some secrets are strong enough to pull you under."
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: The way the book is written makes the whole idea seem very real and as if it could happen to you which in a way makes you spooked, but still a good read for teens.