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if i stay (novel study) gr.8
Transcript of if i stay (novel study) gr.8
if i stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Country: United States
Genre: Young-adult fiction
Publication date: 2009
Followed by: Where She Went
one day in Oregon it was a snow day Mia hall and her family were going on a road trip to visit some family friends but on the way Mia and her family, teddy hall her brother, Kat hall her mom, Denny hall her dad, ended up in a fatail crash witch killed Mia's parents and her brother. Mia later found out she was extremely injured and is about to the hospital. during her adventure at the hospital she keeps on going back and explaining past memories about her, her family, her boyfriend and her best friend while she is at the hospital she later finds out that the choice between life and death were now her decision. "how could i stay... how could i go"
page 15 throw to 16
i don't know if i can ever tell any one about what was happening to me after the crash i feel i need to but i just don't know what to say i mean who will i tell teddy, mom, and dad are gone and will anyone believe me it dose not make sense not even to me and i was the one it happened to... this is so frustrating i need to get this out of my system and this diary entry is my first step and its a little help but its not enough i still need to tell someone i saw mom and dad dead on the road while i was unconsious in the ditch, fallowed my self to Portland, watched the nurses operat on me and i herd every thing everyone was saying and the trouble every one went throw so Adam and Kim could get into the I.C.U to visit my body when i was really with them the whole time i was really beside them and how thankful i am for every ones concern and support THANK-YOU
while writing this diary entry i started thinking of Adam and how he felt then tough of this entry as a song what could be made of this ...
the main characteur of the story. Mia is quiet, ind and very musically gifted. Above all things, she loves her family, her cello and her friends. Mia struggles with belonging, often feeling like she is out of place next to her rock and roll, rebellious family and boyfriend. she lacks of similarities in character and demeanor to her othe
Adam is Mia's boyfriend. He is said to be very handsome, and loves music. He plays guitar and sings for his band "Shooting Star". Adam adores Mia and Mia's family and goes through a considerable amount of grief after the accident
Kim is Mia's best friend. They are said to be very alike and are known as "dark and studious"—assumptions that often work to their advantage. Kim is sarcastic, and obedient to her emotional mother. She and Mia are inseparable, which becomes apparent by the amount of devotion she shows to getting Adam in to see Mia, though they have never liked each other, as is seen countless times in flashbacks.
Teddy is Mia's little brother. Mia is extremely fond of Teddy, saying he is like her own kid. Teddy admires Mia and the two are very close. Throughout the book, Mia worries the most about Teddy, as it is unclear at first to whether or not he has died alongside her parents in the accident.
Mia's mother is a "tough as nails, tender as kittens." She loves rock and her family. She is sometimes protective and is fiercely loyal. She has previously had issues with Mia's love for classical music, but accepts it as part of Mia's life. She is not the cook of the family.
Mia's father is quite rebellious but is also mature. He steps up to be father and eventually gives up his band in favor of teaching. He is hesitant to admit that he still likes the thought of the band. Both of Mia's parents approve and even love Mia's boyfriend Adam.
this book is about choices
in my opinion life
revolves around choices
mia looses a big part
of he family in a split second
i could not imagine loosing my family
lots of people must deal with loosing their family every minute
the book was very music based
and i could not imagine life with out it
IN THIS BOOK IS DOSE NOT MENTION THE TIME PIREOD (SEASON, DAY, YEAR, MONTH,) IT ONLY MENTIONS THE TIME THE BOOK START AT 7:09 ON DAY ONE AND ENDS AT 7:16 THE NEXT DAY
THE BOOK TOOK PLACE IN THE USA
IN PORTLAND OREGON
BUT IT ALSO TAKES PLACE IN A SMALL TOWM ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF AWAY FROM PORTLAND
"the of the book is simplicity"
-wall street journal
"leaving the reader with lingering feelings of both and , this is a and thought- provoking novel"
sadness hope touching
"this is an story"
-NPR's the roundtable
"this is a story of love, friendship, family, loss, control, and coping"
choices may be tough and
will not make everyone happy but
you must decide whats the best desition
CHOISES & DESITIONS