The adaptation of Gayle Forman's hit book is coming to theaters

By Michele Corriston
Updated April 17, 2014 09:40 AM
Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Picture inc.

Another day, another tear-jerking young adult adaptation.

Just as we started to emotionally recover from the breathtaking trailer for John Greene’s The Fault in Our Stars, Warner Bros. hit us with a first look at If I Stay, based on Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel of the same name.

At first, you think you’re in for another bittersweet story of young love: Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) dedicates her life to classical music, only to fall for adorable rocker Adam Wilde (Jamie Blackley). Can their romance survive her ambition to move across the country and attend Juilliard?

But a car crash changes everything: Mia is put in a coma, caught between life and death. As she watches over her loved ones and remembers her life, she must decide whether to fight the pain and live or move on and die.

“I’m still here, and I’m crazy in love with you,” Adam begs an unconscious Mia. “Please, stay.”

If I Stay hits theaters in August. Watch the trailer below – and don’t forget the tissues.