Gezellig by Gayle Forman

Gezellig is an untranslatable Dutch word meaning cozy, which is both the point and the opposite of social networking. It is also the name of YA author Gayle Forman's tumblr. Bonus points for correct pronunciation.

Check out this reaction piece to an early screening of If I Stay from Page to Premiere!
"It was very faithful to the book (I read it like 2 years ago, so at least as far as I remember). The music was great, a wonderful combination of beautiful classical pieces and rock music. Adam played by Jamie Blackley was perfect and fantastic! He was exactly how I pictured him, and he was really genuine and believable as this hot rock guy, and he also has an incredible voice (if that was him singing, and I think it was). I loved his band’s music and would totally buy it if it existed. They had great chemistry, and the age difference between Chloe and Jamie wasn’t a problem – it worked because in the book, Adam is supposed to be a bit older than she is.”
Read more here.

Check out this reaction piece to an early screening of If I Stay from Page to Premiere!

"It was very faithful to the book (I read it like 2 years ago, so at least as far as I remember). The music was great, a wonderful combination of beautiful classical pieces and rock music. Adam played by Jamie Blackley was perfect and fantastic! He was exactly how I pictured him, and he was really genuine and believable as this hot rock guy, and he also has an incredible voice (if that was him singing, and I think it was). I loved his band’s music and would totally buy it if it existed. They had great chemistry, and the age difference between Chloe and Jamie wasn’t a problem – it worked because in the book, Adam is supposed to be a bit older than she is.”

Read more here.

kierstenwhite:

I love Malinda. Her opinions are always so thoughtful, generous, and honest. Well worth a read.

(Also, well done, six-year-old Malinda. I would have named myself something like Emerald or…yeah, no, it definitely would have been Emerald.)

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Did Adam Return The iPod?

This question keeps cropping up—and I love that this bothers you. My readers are such mensches

In Where She Went, Adam borrows an iPod from a jogger on the Brooklyn Bridge named Nick (fun fact: husband is named Nick and all those playlists I reference are actually his). Adam promises to return the iPod but we don’t see him do it. What gives?

DO NOT FRET! Adam returns the iPod AND he sends Nick a new one (fictional Nick, that is). In some earlier draft, you saw him go back to Manhattan and pack his bags and do this but that was all kind of draggy so I cut it. But OF COURSE he returns the iPod. COME ON. This is Adam we are talking about.

"Team Adam" from If I Stay by Gayle Forman inspired Hat 

Yay for girls! And girls in movies. And girls going to movies!

Many fans have been asking about the cello music in the trailer. It’s an original piece. There’s so much amazing music in the film! So if you liked that, just you wait. Just you wait.

If I Stay + Mia's reactions

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ifistaymovie:

Did you know “If I Stay" and "Where She Went" celebrate their book ANNIVERSARY this month?? #IfIStay was published 5 years ago, and #WhereSheWent 3 years ago! In celebration we decided to do something fun with YOU! Without you, without us, FANS, this movie would never be here, and that’s more than enough for us to include you in this fan project!We think it would be cool to see all the different editions of If I Stay and Where She Went that were published around the world. You can MESSAGE us here (send it via fan mail, or submit a picture) or EMAIL us at ifistaymovie@gmail.com (with the subject: ‘Book Project’) with a picture of yourself holding the books you own. You have until the end of this week (April 26th) to message us/email us a picture of your books! We can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!!Make sure you include your name and which country you’re from. HAVE FUN!

ifistaymovie:

Did you know “If I Stay" and "Where She Went" celebrate their book ANNIVERSARY this month?? 
#IfIStay was published 5 years ago, and #WhereSheWent 3 years ago

In celebration we decided to do something fun with YOU! Without you, without us, FANS, this movie would never be here, and that’s more than enough for us to include you in this fan project!

We think it would be cool to see all the different editions of If I Stay and Where She Went that were published around the world. 

You can MESSAGE us here (send it via fan mail, or submit a picture) or EMAIL us at ifistaymovie@gmail.com (with the subject: ‘Book Project’) with a picture of yourself holding the books you own. 

You have until the end of this week (April 26th) to message us/email us a picture of your books! We can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!!

Make sure you include your name and which country you’re from. 

HAVE FUN!

Watch E. Lockhart and I in conversation live on May 14th at 7PM EST!

Great interview with @ChloeGMoretz & The Library playwright Scott Burns. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/chloe-grace-moretz-x-scott-z-burns-the-library#_ …
(ps Brooklyn is great. pss, Also Team Cat)

Great interview with & The Library playwright Scott Burns.

(ps Brooklyn is great. pss, Also Team Cat)