Stay by Deb Caletti

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Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Source: Galley Grab*


Summary via Goodreads:

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….

I am madly and deeply in love with this book. Stay is an engrossing, inviting and beautifully written novel.

I knew Stay is something very special when I read the first chapter. I seriously can’t put into words on how utterly amazing this book is. The story line is so compelling that it’s relentlessly pulling you in. My favorite aspect of the book, perhaps, was the beautiful and inviting way it was written. It’s so soothing and deeply engaging and gripping all at the same time. Deb Caletti’s distinct and emotional writing was like hypnotizing me, drawing me in and I love it!

Another thing I adore about this book is the vivid and radiantly expressive way of Deb in portraying each and every character in the story. Every word in every page seemed to have life, breathing and ready to be consumed by you. The characters are all very well-written, so stirring and strongly developed. I instantly felt emotionally invested in them. The footnotes were also really interesting and unique.

I haven’t read any of Deb Caletti’s books before but after reading this, I am aching to read all of her books. ASAP.

I can say that I’m obsessed with this book! I’m giving this 5 of 5 stars and I heartily recommend this to everyone because this book is a definite MUST-READ!


*I received this galley free of charge from publisher, Simon & Schuster via Galley Grab in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Precious

    April 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Great review Mia! Sadly, wasn't able to squeeze Stay. The TBR is eating me alive. But I'm looking forward to this distinct and emotional writing of Deb caletti's! Thanks for posting!

  2. Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info

    April 9, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Thanks for the review! I haven't read anything by Caletti yet, but I know she is a favorite around our library. I think I will definitely have to pick up Stay. Wonderful review!

  3. Sarah Lydia

    April 10, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    I keep hearing such positive things about this book! I can't wait to read it myself 🙂

  4. Penelope Lolohea

    May 17, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Yes, THIS! I totally agree with you! It was such a good book, and Caletti did such a good job with all the descriptions, explanations, etc.. *Sigh* I loved it!

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