What You Left Me (Paperback)
If I Stay meets While You Were Sleeping in this beautiful and heartbreaking novel told in dual perspectives about friendship, family, and all the other threads that bind us together.
Martin and Petra meet for the first time at graduation, and though they've shared the halls of their high school for four years without crossing paths, there's an instant connection the moment they're seated next to each other at the commencement ceremony.
Then a car accident puts Martin into a coma; and Petra is somehow left picking up the pieces, using friends, family, and shared dreams to keep their surprise connection going.
Together they must unlock the truth of his situation, and with time running out, their bond becomes Martin's best shot at waking back up to the life he's left behind.
Bridget Morrissey lives in Los Angeles but proudly hails from Oak Forest, Illinois, a small yet mighty suburb just southwest of Chicago. When she’s not writing, she can be found coaching gymnastics, reading in the corner of a coffee shop, or headlining concerts in her living room. Visit her online at bridgetmorrissey.com.
"Profound, heartbreaking, and beautifully told, Morrissey crafts a stunning contemporary debut." — BuzzFeed
"This dramatic tale of love and discovery is a true testament to the strength of a newfound relationship. " — Girls’ Life
"The author’s rendering of the agonizingly bitter release of life is heartbreaking for Petra, for Martin, and for the reader...the novel is an excellent example of "show don’t tell," making it a great choice for both book clubs and creative writing groups." — VOYA Magazine