If I Stay
Teddy- Teddy is Mia's younger brother whom she absolutely adores. After the crash when Mia is walking around outside her body she can see that Teddy for the moment is still alive which gives her hope. He is taken to a different hospital so Mia loses touch with him. Teddy is eight years old. Teddy and Mia's mom is convinced Teddy thought Mia was his mom when he was a baby because she was the first person he saw and she cut his umbilical cord. There were still certain things that Teddy would only do with Mia over there mom which made him and Mia very close.
Dad- Mia's dad is middle school english teacher. He dresses like a classy punk. All through high school he was in a punk rock band and is still into the rock scene. Putting his own spin on bow ties and pipes. When Mia was born her dad cried like a baby and ever since that moment they have been very close. On the day of the crash they find out that school is cancelled do to a snow day. Thats when dad decides they should all go visit their grandparents so they get in the car for a drive not knowing it may be some of their lasts.
Mom- Mia's mom like her dad was a punk rocker all through high school. That is how her parents met each other and fell in love. She is very nice and Mia and her are also very close to each other and when she sees that both her parents died in the crash she is almost happy a little bit. Knowing that they will still be together in heaven makes her glad. She couldn't imagine one living without the other.
Adam- Adam is Mia's loving boyfriend. He is her main draw to staying on Earth. Her love for him going so deep. She and Adam aren't the typical high school couple. Adam is a attractive, popular boy while Mia is a quite, shy girl. Adam is a rocker just like Mia's parents while Mia is in to classical music. Through all their differences it brings them closer together. Adam and Mia introduce each other to their completely different worlds. After the crash Adams was supposed to be playing at a big concert but he skips it to see Mia and he tries and tries to sneak into the ICU to get a peak at her but a grumpy nurse catches him every time. All he wants to do is see Mia to let her know how much he lovers her and maybe just maybe that could be enough to bring her back.
Kim- Kim is Mia's best friend and has been for a long time. When they were younger they hated each other but everyone still said they would be best friends. After their biggest fight yet which involved fists and all they just started laughing and every since then have been inseparable. Kim and Adam don't like each other and do whatever they can do to get along just for Mia. But after the crash is really brought them together to comfort each other for no one else knows what they are going through. Kim's mom is over dramatic and when Kim brings her to the hospital Mia is out she starts crying and so Kim makes her leave. Kim is helping plot with Adam to get him into the ICU. While waiting for her friend to either disappear for forever or come back to them Kim is able to make a new friend and this highly pleases Mia.
This is a very important passage in the book. It shows the first time that Mia is actually considering death. She now realizes in just this moment that she has a choice and say in what happens to her. Up until now she was waiting for her fate to be decided by someone else. In her head she is amazed as how easily she could die but how hard it is for her to stay alive and on this world. This brings in the conflict of the book because Mia now has to decide if she wants to stay on this world with Adam or to disappear with the rest of her family.
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