If I Stay
By Gayle Forman
This is a quote from Mia when she finally realizes that whether she stays or goes is all up to her. She has the choice to wake up to never wake up again. It's all up to her.
"I know that all the magic kisses in the world probably couldn't have helped him today. But I would do anything to have been able to give him one."
This quote was from Mia after she found out that her brother, along with both of her parents, had died after the car accident. She said that they had a special kind of bond and whenever her little brother would get hurt, she'd give him a "magical kiss" and he'd automatically feel better.
Adam is a talented and outgoing boy in a Portland band called the Shooting Star. He fell in love with Mia and the way she gets into her music as much as he does. When he hears about Mia and her family, he lets his annoyed and frustrated side show.
Mia is a shy and talented girl, but when she gets in a car accident, everything she had, her cello and her family, is taken away from her. She gets more and more frustrated with the world as her parents and even her brother are plucked off one by one.
Kim is Mia's best friend and has been for a long time. She tries to stay strong through Mia's tragic accident, but at times, she finds herself unable to keep it together. Her and Adam both do everything they can to see Mia, but an old, grouchy nurse is always in their way.