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  1. Jurgita Jurgita says:

    It s such a unique, beautiful and emotional book The story full of hope and faith I really enjoyed it but I wantedat the end But definitely worth a read


  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    A young woman, she will turn thirty soon, lies in a coma after a serious accident A young man visiting his brother, who has done something terrible, finds himself in her room He shares things about himself to a person who cannot respond, but he is convinced she can hear him Elsa s feeling and thoughts are internal and we are privy to them as well Visitors, family and friends come and go but the young man comes back, again and again.Very easy to read, the prose is straightforward, the tone sh A young woman, she will turn thirty soon, lies in a coma after a serious accident A young man visiting his brother, who has done something terrible, finds himself in her room He shares things about himself to a person who cannot respond, but he is convinced she can hear him Elsa s feeling and thoughts are internal and we are privy to them as well Visitors, family and friends come and go but the young man comes back, again and again.Very easy to read, the prose is straightforward, the tone should be maudlin but is not, a very different read for sure I liked it, liked the characters very much, they are varied and descriptive A quick read, somewhat of a modern day fairytale with a dramatic ending.ARC from Netgalley


  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review An emotional riveting tale that transcends the beauteous message of hope and love I j adore I m Still Here Je Suis L by Cl lie Avit as this author completely had me enraptured with her deep poetic and tangible prose In this modern take of Sleeping Beauty meets Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Avit writes a delicate balance of love and friendship brewing between two strangers.I m Still Here Je Suis L is told in dual perspective El ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review An emotional riveting tale that transcends the beauteous message of hope and love I j adore I m Still Here Je Suis L by Cl lie Avit as this author completely had me enraptured with her deep poetic and tangible prose In this modern take of Sleeping Beauty meets Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Avit writes a delicate balance of love and friendship brewing between two strangers.I m Still Here Je Suis L is told in dual perspective Elsa is a young woman who has been hospitalized for five months after a terrible accident that has left her unable to see, speak or move Being placed in an irreversible coma, her family see little hope in her recovery that is until a stranger walks into Elsa s hospital room.Thibault was looking for a quiet place to regroup his emotions after visiting his brother, who was involved in a drunk driving accident that was responsible in killing two innocent young girls When Thibault enters Elsa s room, he finds the silence deafening and soon he begins to find comfort in talking to her As Thibault continues to talk to Elsa, he believes that she can hear him and sense his presence And soon an unlikely friendship that is blurred by love begins to ignite Readers are well aware that Elsa can indeed hear Thibault, her mind is lucid but her body are held captive by the coma What others may see as a hopeless case for Elsa, Thibault knows the truth that she is still here.In this emotionally compelling story, Cl lie Avit sensitively wrote a story that was full of heart and hope With Avit stunning prose, she lures readers to feel the tangible connection that Elsa and Thibault have formed So if you are a looking for a story that was devastatingly raw, beautiful, poignant and touching then I would recommend you give this book a try Nothing was lost in translation because Avit depicted the power of hope in a celestial and moving manner Cl lie Avit


  4. Jessica (Angie & Jessica& Jessica (Angie & Jessica& says:

    I m Still Here the English translation of Je Suis Lis a beautifully haunting story about never giving up, about finding hope where there is none Elsa is trapped within the confines of her own mind as she lies in a coma Thibault is trapped within the confines of his own reality as he traverses the aftermath of his brother s drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of two teenage girls Their individual circumstances are tragic and sad and the only modicum of joy and hope they each I m Still Here the English translation of Je Suis Lis a beautifully haunting story about never giving up, about finding hope where there is none Elsa is trapped within the confines of her own mind as she lies in a coma Thibault is trapped within the confines of his own reality as he traverses the aftermath of his brother s drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of two teenage girls Their individual circumstances are tragic and sad and the only modicum of joy and hope they each find in these desolate moments are those they find with each other, never really knowing what their presence is also doing for the other The chapters alternate between the points of view of both Elsa and Thibault Elsa s point of view is strictly her inner monologue as she listens to her visitors and doctors, reflects on her own well being, and gets to know the mysterious Thibault who s oddly comfortable crashing in her room Thibault, in his perspective, takes us along through his day to day with friends and family, and to Elsa s bedside as he turns to the stranger for comfort during one of the darkest times of his life Thibault seeks the solace of this stranger s hospital room over the nightmare of his brother s next door, and Elsa silently longs for Thibault s company because he s the only visitor that gives her something to hope for As beautiful as their bizarre connection is, there s a solemnity coursing through every page as this story evolves What if she never wakes up And what if she does I expected a profoundly somber storyline going in to I m Still Here and this author delivered on that promise What I wasn t expecting were the moments of humor, the sharp, witty banter between this colorful cast of characters, the wide spectrum of emotions I was made to feel This story is maddening at times The frustrating sense of suffocating paralysis I felt while reading Elsa s thoughts was a feeling unlike anything else I ve had while reading Her thoughts are concrete, her desire to speak or move or blink are so evident, yet her body doesn t cooperate No one knows if she s still there It s a captive feeling and it physically hurt to endure it along with Elsa, just as it hurt to see Thibault and Elsa s friends and family long to see her open her eyes There are moments in this story that are so wildly inappropriate, moments that are just downright creepy when you truly consider the dynamic between these characters and the fact that they truly don t know each other Thibault crosses so many lines with this comatose stranger, does things and says things and takes liberties that really made my chin hit the floor despite how strongly I was also rooting for him But knowing Elsa s thoughts in those moments somehow allowed me to just let go of the wrongness of it all and simply get lost in the romanticism, in the hope, in the possibilities Truly, I did get lost I was lost in these characters, in their devastating circumstances, in the tragic course that brought them together, in the numbing uncertainty that never let up The barrage of emotions, the sheer beauty Cl lie Avit created with this unforgettable story is unlike anything else I ve ever read This was a fairly fast read, a rather simple storyline, adorned with a no frills cover, written in a clean writing style but the impact of this story is a profound one I hope every story this author ever writes is translated to English because I m already longing for


  5. Jeannine Allison Jeannine Allison says:

    Have you ever read a synopsis and thought, I need to read this now, and I don t care that I have 54 other books waiting on my Kindle I m buying and reading this son of a bitch RIGHT NOW Well, either way That was me with this book I was very intrigued by the synopsis.I loved how unique the premise was and I was really excited to dive in Side note I did have a mini panic attack at the 10 ebook price o But I decided to buckle down and take a chance on it anyway And I Regret Nothing.The Have you ever read a synopsis and thought, I need to read this now, and I don t care that I have 54 other books waiting on my Kindle I m buying and reading this son of a bitch RIGHT NOW Well, either way That was me with this book I was very intrigued by the synopsis.I loved how unique the premise was and I was really excited to dive in Side note I did have a mini panic attack at the 10 ebook price o But I decided to buckle down and take a chance on it anyway And I Regret Nothing.The story begins with Elsa in her coma and Thibault visiting his brother who is currently a patient on the same floor His brother was driving drunk, killing two teenage girls and injuring himself, landing him in the hospital Thibault is furious at him and when he brings his mother to see his brother, Thibault refuses to see him He accidently stumbles into Elsa s room and soon seeks refuge there every time he brings his mom This was such a beautiful read I m not sure how it works when it s a translation Do you credit the author The translator Both Well, to whoever gets the credit, you did a fanfreakingtastic job I just loved how lyrical it wasIn my head, I start trying to draw the sound to see what it looks like It reminds me of a flame flickering, or a pair of golden wings, flapping up and down with the sound of his voice With each new burst of laughter, they flap away some of the blackness from around me, and everything lightens a little When his laughter stops I hang on to the glow of those wings for as long as I canAnd despite the heavy subject, it also had its funny momentsMind your own business Oh, I see Translation it s a girl I said, mind your own business Translation yes, it s definitely a girlThere were also some romantic linesI m in love with a girl who s in a coma And for the moment, this seems like the most sensible thing that has ever happened to me If she stops breathing, I think I ll stop with herAll that being said, and while I definitely did enjoy it, there were some things I really wished were different and I do think they might be deal breakers for others , but I just had such a pleasant overall experience that I couldn t give it less than 4 stars.My expectations were pretty high, and unfortunately if I were to rate on that alone it would probably be around 3 stars There were just one thing listed below that would have made it a muchenjoyable for me But, like I said, I couldn t justify anything less than a 4 Besides the writing which I enjoyed, the two or three times I tried to skim, I got pulled back in So I was clearly invested Now to what I wished were different The falling in loveHe has one conversation with her friends The other times he s just sitting there with her So it made falling in love a little unbelievable I could understand if there were multiple visits with her friends where he learned a lot about her Or maybe read some things she d written like a diary was there or something I don t know but how can you fall in love with someone when you technically know next to nothing about them It would have been a stretch either way, but I wanted him to know herDespite this, it did still feel romantic Maybe it s how beautifully it was written and or translated but it didn t feel cheap or gimicky I just would have preferredAlso, I wish view spoiler she would have woken up sooner and we got to see them together It ends with her waking up hide spoiler I understand the idea, and it made for an impactful ending, but I just wanted to see them together .Is it worth 9.99 I m not really sure If push came to shove, I think I d say no I do understand the higher price considering it s translated but it s still steep I think it really depends on what you re looking for I know some might consider parts of it unsettling considering he does kiss her mainly on the cheeks and forehead, I think once on the lips while she is unconscious And maybe I d feel that way if we didn t get her side, but it just wasn t as creepy as I thought it d be because we could hear her thoughts and how she wanted Thibault to bring her out of it.I think if you re really interested, give it try or download a sample but with a price this high and with me wishing some things were different, I can t 100% say this is a must read, but it was enjoyable xoxoSafety view spoiler There is a scene where Thibault s ex stops by and she kisses him He responds for a minute or two, but eventually pushes her away and tells her to leave Personally, I found it unnecessary since she s only in this one scene, but I think it was meant to show how lost Thibault was hide spoiler


  6. Dianne Dianne says:

    Imagine your consciousness being trapped within the confines of your body, unable to communicate with those around you, frozen in a kind of suspended animation For months, after the avalanche that trapped Elsa under the snow, she lay in a coma, no signs of life, machines doing the work of breathing, monitors beeping their sad and monotonous tones When her hearing returned, she was able to hear what went on around her, from the cold proclamations of the experts to the heart wrenching pleas from Imagine your consciousness being trapped within the confines of your body, unable to communicate with those around you, frozen in a kind of suspended animation For months, after the avalanche that trapped Elsa under the snow, she lay in a coma, no signs of life, machines doing the work of breathing, monitors beeping their sad and monotonous tones When her hearing returned, she was able to hear what went on around her, from the cold proclamations of the experts to the heart wrenching pleas from her family and friends Still, she lay trapped within herself, until one day, one stranger gave her a reason to truly fight to survive Thibault cannot bring himself to visit his brother, a self centered party boy who barely escaped death in a crash he caused The crash that killed two innocent girls Was it fate that had him hiding out in the rook with the comatose girl As time went on, he finds himself talking to her, resting next to her and he swears she responds to him, while the experts brush it off as spasms He knows he isn t wrong, but cannot get Elsa to show them she is in there and time is running out.Don t expect action and adventure, bold moves by brawny heroes or heaving bosoms from the heroines in Clelie Avit s I m Still Here Prepare to find yourself immersed in a tale of hope and love, of loss and pain and to feel every emotion, every frustration and the feeling of pure joy and agony faced by both Elsa and Thibault, as well as every character involved Clelie Avit s message is not lost in the translation from her native tongue to English and this story will warm even the coldest heart Almost like a sweet song, this tale will resonate with readers looking for something with true depth and beauty Step out of your comfort zone and feel each word as it slams into your heart.I received this copy from Grand Central Publishing in exchange for my honest review.Publisher Grand Central Publishing August 23, 2016 Publication Date August 23, 2016Genre Women s FictionPrint Length 256 pagesAvailable fromBarnes NobleFor Reviews More


  7. Maggie Maggie says:

    This is a book that shouldn t have worked at all Like, AT ALL There s almost instalove, and oh yeah, one of the parties is in a coma A COMA And yet it works.Elsa and Thibault are strangers who meet each other when Thibault stumbles into her hospital room thinking it s the stairwell while trying to escape his brother His brother is in the hospital after a drunk driving accident that killed two girls Thibault, who doesn t drink except on rare occasions, can t even look at his br This is a book that shouldn t have worked at all Like, AT ALL There s almost instalove, and oh yeah, one of the parties is in a coma A COMA And yet it works.Elsa and Thibault are strangers who meet each other when Thibault stumbles into her hospital room thinking it s the stairwell while trying to escape his brother His brother is in the hospital after a drunk driving accident that killed two girls Thibault, who doesn t drink except on rare occasions, can t even look at his brother he s so disgusted and ashamed However, he can t say no to his mother s weekly requests to drive her to the hospital.Elsa is an adventurer who suffered a serious accident while ice climbing and has been in a coma She hasn t been responsive and her vitals haven t changed so no one realizes that she s regained the ability to hear Her family and friends visit regularly but they mostly talk about her or at her It s only the stranger Thibault who addresses her directly I got this because I loved The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and, well, it s not Diving Bell I also saw it recommended for fans of If I Stay by Gayle Forman, and that saccurate, but it reminded me of Colin Firth s storyline in Love Actually I loved Jamie and Aurelia The alternating POVs let you see how in sync Elsa and Thibault are even though they are each having one sided conversations I bought how quickly Thibault s feelings developed because he s lonely and in upheaval BUT this is also with the knowledge that he s fallen in love with the Elsa he s created in his mind It s only as a reader that we know that his Elsa is pretty true to life.I actually think this is a relationship that, if ever realized, would be doomed to fail, but in the context of this story, I bought the characters actions and motivations I found myself pulling for them despite my better judgment and really invested in Thibault s relationship with his brother All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by this book


  8. Meg - A Bookish Affair Meg - A Bookish Affair says:

    I m Still Here is the story of Elsa who finds herself in a hospital after a devastating accident at work The problem is that she is in a coma but has started to be able to hear what goes on around her Thibault is a man whose brother is in the same hospital is also after causing a car accident while drunk Thibault is so mad at his brother that he can t stand to be in his hospital room so he wanders into Elsa s hospital room All he knows about her is what is written in her chart In a strang I m Still Here is the story of Elsa who finds herself in a hospital after a devastating accident at work The problem is that she is in a coma but has started to be able to hear what goes on around her Thibault is a man whose brother is in the same hospital is also after causing a car accident while drunk Thibault is so mad at his brother that he can t stand to be in his hospital room so he wanders into Elsa s hospital room All he knows about her is what is written in her chart In a strange twist, he begins to fall for her Elsa knows that Thibault is there This is a modern take on the sleeping beauty fairy tale I love fairy tale retellings and while this is not exactly a true fairy tale retelling, it has a lot of elements of the sleeping beauty tale that really drew me in I really like that the story is told both from Elsa and Thibault s perspective Elsa can only hear so she doesn t actually see what is going on around here her and uses her imagination to fill in the gaps Elsa can t talk to also so she only has a slanted view as to what s going on I thought that it was interesting to have some parts of the story not be there because of the perspective of the two main characters When this book ended, I found myself wondering about what was next for the two main characters The book is left very open ended and while I was frustrated with that, I still enjoyed the idea that it was open to the reader to determine what happened next I could definitely see there being a follow on to this book as to where the story goes for these characters


  9. Melissa Melissa says:

    This review will probably be short and sweet, just like the book was I had a hard time putting it down, as the story flowed so effortlessly and I felt so invested in the characters I couldn t even imagine being in Elsa s shoes, how scary that would be I love the connection she and Thibault had, even without her being able to communicate or acknowledge his presence The other characters balanced the story out well It was easy to visualize people and places, while the descriptions didn t take This review will probably be short and sweet, just like the book was I had a hard time putting it down, as the story flowed so effortlessly and I felt so invested in the characters I couldn t even imagine being in Elsa s shoes, how scary that would be I love the connection she and Thibault had, even without her being able to communicate or acknowledge his presence The other characters balanced the story out well It was easy to visualize people and places, while the descriptions didn t take away from the narrative.The only thing that didn t work for me was the amount of pineapple juice that Thibault drank Balance it out with water or something I guess it s a personal bias, as I m not a fan of pineapple, but the drink itself sounds overly sweet Thibault also sounded too good to be true, but this is fiction, so I ll let it slide.I m glad I took the time to read this sweet story and I hope you will do the same Movie casting ideas Thibault Wes Bentley I recently saw him in Pete s Dragon and the image stuck with me Elsa L a Seydoux


  10. Gretel Gretel says:

    I liked the short chapters with the two alternating viewpoints, but I found this book to be quite creepy A savvy thriller writer could take the story and turn it into something muchhorrifying and fitting Maybe I m just cynical, but how the hell can you fall for a woman in a coma You ve only heard details about her second hand, and what s , she can t even react because she s in a friggin coma My stomach started to drop when Thibault GOT INTO ELSA S HOSPITAL BED BECAUSE THE PLASTIC C I liked the short chapters with the two alternating viewpoints, but I found this book to be quite creepy A savvy thriller writer could take the story and turn it into something muchhorrifying and fitting Maybe I m just cynical, but how the hell can you fall for a woman in a coma You ve only heard details about her second hand, and what s , she can t even react because she s in a friggin coma My stomach started to drop when Thibault GOT INTO ELSA S HOSPITAL BED BECAUSE THE PLASTIC CHAIR WAS TOO HARD What very normal human behaviour I d love to read a feminist take down of this book There needs to be a sequel where Elsa gets a restraining order


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I'm Still Here (Je Suis Là) ✻ [EPUB] ✰ I'm Still Here (Je Suis Là) By Clélie Avit ❅ – Thomashillier.co.uk A modern take on Sleeping Beauty, for fans of Jojo MoyesElsa is spending her thirtieth birthday in the hospital bed where she s lain for months after a devastating mountain accident Unable to speak, s A modern take on Sleeping Beauty, for fans of Jojo MoyesElsa is spending her thirtieth birthday in the hospital bed where she s lain for months after a devastating mountain accident I'm Still PDF \ Unable to speak, see, or move, she appears to be in an irreversible coma, but her friends and family don t know that she s regained the power of hearingThat day, a stranger named Thibault enters the hospital to visit his brother, who s just been injured in an accident that killed two young girls He instead seeks refuge in the room where Elsa lies, and quickly becomes intrigued by the young woman, returning day after day to sit beside her, convinced that his words are being heardAs their connection grows, the doctors deliver a devastating blow to her family Is it possible that Thibault knows something no one else does, and can he reach her before it s too late.

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  • Hardcover
  • 247 pages
  • I'm Still Here (Je Suis Là)
  • Clélie Avit
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • 1455537624

About the Author: Clélie Avit

Cl lie Avit est n e en et a grandi en Auvergne Elle a fait ses tudes Lyon avant de devenir professeur de physique chimie Elle enseigne galement la danseElle I'm Still PDF \ est la laur ate du Prix Nouveau Talent de la Fondation Bouygues Telecom.