If I Stay | August 22, 2014 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

- August 22, 2014

If I Stay

(2 stars) "Romance novels" function on idealization, including fulfilling a teen's yen for drama — any kind of drama — to alleviate the tedium of school days and curfew nights. And so impossibly cute romance meets tragedy to mix up ye olde rom-dram formula, whether it's "The Fault in Our Stars" or its on-the-heels screen sibling "If I Stay," based on Gayle Forman's YA novel.

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— Peter Canavese

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