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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Review: Stay by Deb Caletti

STAY by Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 320pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher (ARC)
Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.

Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....
Once I started reading this book, I was swept up in the whirlwind of Clara's life, and I did not want to put this book down. Love, Betrayal, and Grief are some of the emotions that were wrapped tightly around Clara. Clara's and Christian's relationship was intense and all consuming. Caletti had me believing every moment and struggle these two went through. I was simply surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel.

I loved the relationship that Clara had with her father. She could always count on him and they had this ease with each other where nothing was awkward. There were a couple of times when I had some tears sprout up at unexpected moments, which only shows how invested I was with these characters. I also loved how Caletti pulled me into Clara's story by alternating between the past and present.

This was my first Caletti novel and it won't be my last. I read this book in one sitting, that's how deeply immersed I was into Clara's life. This is one of those books that I would recommend in a heartbeat.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

You can read an excerpt of STAY here!


  1. Definitely a MUST read in my TBR list!!! The cover is beautiful!!!Great review..

  2. I am half way through this book and I'm really enjoying it. I picked this up at galley grab and was super surprised at how quickly this book sucked me in. Deb is a very talented writer. I found lots of quotes I really appreciated too!

    Great review!

  3. Fantastic review! When I see words like I flew through it, I have to read it too!


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