"If I Stay" by Gale Forman
Emma Garmoe, realistic fiction, 234 pages
Minor Characters- Some of the minor characters are: her grandparents, her parents, Teddy, and Kim. Mia's grandparent are important throughout the book. They take Mia places and are her guardians when her parents died. Mia's parents are crazy "rockers". Who both die in a tragic car accident. Along with Mia's brother, Teddy. Mia loved Teddy so much and even said that he's like her son. They had a really close bond.
- The first conflict- The first conflict is person VS self. Mia can't decide to stay alive or give up after a tragic car accident, that killed her family. Many people visit Mia and tell her to stay strong. Her grandfather though, said that it's okay to let go. Along with her friend Kim. But Adam, on the other hand, says he wants her to stay and that he would do anything if she stayed. Even quit the band.
- The second conflict- The second conflict is person VS self also. Mia can't decide to go to Julliard or not. Julliard is a college for talented musicians, dancers, or drama. It is very difficult to get accepted into. After 3 different auditions, Mia learns she was accepted, while she was still in a coma. If Mia did go to Julliard, she wouldn't see Adam because Julliard is all the way across the world. While Mia was in a coma, Adam stated that if she would stay, he would quit the band and/or move with her.