Lots of people say, ‘oh, movies are never as good as books.’ But here’s the thing: There are some things a movie can do that a book can’t do. There’s so much talk about the music in IF I STAY. And there’s only so much the most gifted writer can put on the page to really give you the visceral experience of the music. And the music in the movie is mind-blowing. Both Adam’s band and seeing this trajectory of a band on the rise—it’s so electric. And seeing Mia as a young child playing a cello up to her Jullliard auction brings me to tears every time I see it. It’s an extraordinary thing if you’ve connected to the music, to really see and hear that. It brings the feels and characters and everything you love about the book—it translates that to the screen.