IF I STAY
By: Lauren Brosnahan
Adam- Adam is the lead singer and guitar player in his band shooting star. in the past year the band has come somewhat famous and in years to come to be more famous. Adam is a very nice guy who cares a lot for people he cares about. Adam has loved Mia for a long time. They love each other more than most people would at their age.
Dad- Mia's dad also loves he very much and would also do anything for his daughter like selling his guitar for her own cello. He had his own band he started to get popular but not like the famous billionaire popular more like little drunk bar famous. Becomes a teacher when they have the littlest one.
place-mostly focuses about her high school year and about her family in the house, while the present focuses more about the events that happen at the hospital. she is staying, not the hospital down in her hometown but a small local place that looks more like an old age home a than medical center.
Point of view
pg 8- " the cello looked human"
pg-12- " she put her foot down"
pg 13- "Dad has to turn the ignition over a few times before the car chokes to life"
pg 22- "claiming the image of a pint sized girl with such a hulking instrument between my spindly legs had made them crack up"
pg 22- " But reaction still stung"
ph 33- "seemed totally hopeless happy to sit in the lunch room absorbed in a book"
pg 39- " felt the heat flood to my neck"
pg 55- "felt like a fish out of water in my own family"
second theme is difficulty of decision making. Mia has to choose between Adam and Julliard. Well to Mia going to Julliard wouldn't mean that she has to break up with Adam. She thought it would be betrayal if she went which she thought it meant that she would choose music over Adam. She also knew it would be hard not to see Adam that much anymore. well If she gets accepted shes defiantly not going to turn it down. when mia was unconscious she was thinking well i have a choice should i die or not and it took to the end of the book to realize if she should stay or not.
“ I’m only ten years older than him, but it’s like I’ve already had so much more life. It is
unfair. if one of us should have been left behind, if one of us should be given the opportunity for more life, it should be him.” - pg.160------- I PICKED THIS QUOTE BECAUSE I WOULD DO THE SAME EXACT THING FOR M SISTER BECAUSE I LOVE HER AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR HER.
“So I can show her that I’m here. That someone’s still here.” -pg.125-------
WELL THIS IS SO CUTE. #REALTIONSHIPGOALS. IT SHOWS EVEN WHEN THEY GET IN A FIGHT THAT THEY'RE STILL THEIR FOR EACH OTHER AND THAT IS WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT.
“And I suddenly I just need to hold his hand more than I've ever needed anything in this world.”-pg. 234----- I LOVE THIS QUOTE BECAUSE IT SHOWS HOW MUCH SHE LOVES HIM AND HOW MUCH SHE REALLY DOSE NEED HIM.
“There are like twenty people in that waiting room right now. Some of them are related to you. Some of them are not. But we’re all your family.” -pg. 220-------- WELL I CHOSE THIS QUOTE BECAUSE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY MIA THOUGHT SHE WAS A NOBODY AND THOUGH SHE WAS HIDDEN IN THE MUSIC ROOM BUT SHE S NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE CARE AND LOVE HER