As an avid fan of If I Stay and an owner of the duology, I immediately flipped out when I saw that this book is authored by Gayle Forman. Forman's writing is impeccable, and the cover is just ~cool~ and striking. Whenever a bookstore is involved, I add the novel to my TBR. No hesitation. I love a book that addresses both coming-of-age and community-centered themes.