Move over, superheroes. Summer 2014 may just be the summer we all cry through our favorite YA adaptations.
Sobfest The Fault in Our Stars will be released in June, and now, the first trailer for the also-anticipated YA smash novel If I Stay is here. The film follows Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenage cellist, while she’s in a coma following a horrible car accident that’s killed the rest of her family. The novel takes the unconscious Mia on a journey through her memories as she tries to decide whether to die — or to stay.
“It’s much darker than I think most YA is,” Moretz told EW. “I want people to walk in and feel like they actually felt something, and learned something, and realized something different about life that’s more than just, ‘Oh, I saw this love triangle and it’s super sad because she chose the guy I didn’t like. And then the movie was over.’ And you’re like, ‘Okay, that’s pathetic.’ You want to watch something that actually means something and makes you feel and makes you want to be involved. That’s what I wanted to make and that’s what I strive to make.”
Watch the trailer below:
If I Stay, co-starring Jamie Blackley, will be released Aug. 22.