"I LOVED it. Stay is masterfully written and so powerfully honest, it is just an absolutely brilliant read....
I wish I could go back in time and hand this book to my teenage self, it was the kind of book I needed and one I think all teenage girls should read.... The writing is beautiful and full of raw emotion.... The characters are exceptional. Clara is definitely one of the most realistic characters I have read in a while.... Overall, this book is amazing. I highly recommend Stay to all fans of contemporary fiction. Definitely a favourite read for 2011." --Nic at irresistiblereads.blogspot.com
"The way [Caletti] describes things - the characters, settings, the small details - is simply breathtaking. The author has such a talent with words that everything becomes so vivid and alive in front of your eyes.
The plot is gripping! The tension builds up chapter after chapter. As the story progresses, we get to know more of Clara's history with Christian. The characterization is excellent! The author makes you really feel for Clara. I felt her pain, her happiness, her fear and confusion. I could feel her turmoil like it was mine.
One of the best YA contemporary novels I have read.
I read Stay in a day and it was worth it. I believe it's an important book for older and younger readers alike. Stay is dark, moving and hard-hitting."
--Misha @ books-love-affair.blogspot.com
"Caletti’s prose is at its best. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen’s books, this is a moving tale of a
young woman learning how to love, to live, and to forgive."
"My heart was pounding through several chapters... Stay is an emotional masterpiece. It ended up being even better than expected, and is a must read."
--Shanyn @ chickloveslit.com
"Ms. Caletti's writing was gorgeous. There were so many unique and beautiful observations... The way Ms. Caletti was able to push through the norm and dive for something beautiful underneath the current was incredible. Stay is gripping--one part beauty, one part obsession... it's absolutely a novel to check out."
--Amber @ Down the Rabbit Hole (http://amberinblunderland.blogspot.com/)
"This is the best book I have read. Never have I felt more a part of a story, never have I been so involved, so unsure of the outcome, so tentative as Clara moved ahead with her/my life. I wouldn't have Deb Caletti change even one word in this novel. It isn't entertaining. It's more than realistic. It's real."
--Heather @ buriedinbooks.blogspot.com
"The heavens must have opened and sung a beautiful song while Deb Caletti wrote Stay, because this book straight up gets it. Her style is similar to Dessen, as in you know the story is going to be honest and make you feel all sorts of emotions. I felt a genuine connection to Stay."
--April @ goodbooksandgoodwine.com
Deb Caletti is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart; The Nature of Jade; Stay; and The Story of Us. In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, Deb’s work has gained other distinguished recognition, including the PNBA Best Book Award, the Washington State Book Award, and School Library Journal’s Best Book award, as well as finalist citations for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Literary Award. She lives with her family in Seattle. You can visit her at DebCaletti.com and become a fan on Facebook.See all Editorial Reviews
Teenage coming of age stories involving depressed fathers obsessed boyfriends and a mother suicide is usually a recipe for treacle.... Here, it is a recipe for WONDER!Published 23 days ago by Reader Susan
This was one of the books I love reading so much, I hate when it ends. While I have never been a victim of a stalker, there were glimpses of traits I have seen in past people I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Catherine Smith
I didn't realize this was an young adults' book but read it anyway since I have enjoyed others by this author. A story about an obsessive partner is always interesting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ellie
Do not let the synopsis deceive you.
If you know me or have surfed through my blog, you would know that I almost never give bad ratings to a book. I hate it. Read more
Stay was a thrilling and exciting novel, intertwined with deep philosophical ideas about fate, love and loss. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Peter Davies
This book is the best romance novel in the world ! The book Stay is a teen- fiction novel by Deb Caletti . Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joselyn Iveete
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have lost my Deb Caletti virginity.
The feels. The FEEEEEELS.
When I initially started this book, I was a little confused at the jump... Read more
Deb Caletti writes Stay so well that all of the foreshadowing makes you want to predict things even though you know you don't really know anything during the first two chapters. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stacie Dicello