To me, heartbreak is one of the distant vague notions I've heard all my friends and others experience. There's so much pain and loss both characters went through. Somehow, I can relate to all of this despite my lack of experience and empathize with such people. It's great to know that healing may be slow but eventually possible and fulfilling.
I didn't cry but felt melancholy throughout the story; If I Stay forced a couple stray tears from me but overall this book was better.