If I Stay- Gayle Forman
If I Stay by Gayle Forman had me crying within the first twenty minutes of reading it-- and it's pretty hard for a book to make me cry. A passionate 17 year-old cello player narrates this intense story. On a snowy day in Oregon, her and her perfect family are going for a drive when they get in a terrible car accident. Mia's hipster dad, edgy mom, and 8 year-old brother die brutal deaths, and for a while, Mia wonders if she's dead too. She's actually in an in-between state; able to follow her body through its surgeries and listen in on the conversations her visitors have with her as her physical self lies in a coma. Ultimately, it is up to Mia whether she leaves this world and joins her deceased family, or stays and deals with the pain of losing almost everyone she loves. This was one of the best books I've read in a really long time, and I'd recommend it to anyone into modern-themed novels full of drama and seriously funny situations.
I'm not terribly morbid; there seriously are some hilarious things that happen in this book.