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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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Abbey Kostyal

on 16 August 2014

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Transcript of If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Intended Audience
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If I Stay
is the tale of a teen named Mia Hall who survived a catastrophic car accident, but is narrowly averting her own obliteration while she's in a coma. Mia's entire family was slaughtered in the incident, but oddly enough it spared her. Mia is on a great mission to find reasons to stay alive; at some points in the novel, she wants to abandon all hope just give up. While she's facing this huge ordeal, her condition is gradually worsening until she is driven to make her final choice: should she stay, or should she join her parents and brother Teddy in death?
I would definitely say that this book targets teens in high school with it's romance and thrill.
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I think out of all my friends, Alexa Biddle would like this novel the best. First of all, this book has the romance between Adam, Mia's boyfriend, and Mia, which I think would entice her. Second of all, it's a pretty easy read. I felt like the plot moved fairly quick and it held my attention all the way through the book. Lastly, I think Alexa would enjoy it because it gives a great message in the end: there are so many things worth living for, and there's always someone that loves you. All in all, this book was a fantastic read and I would gladly pass it on to a friend.
If I Stay
is being made into a motion picture and will be released on August 22, 2014. It features stars such as Chloë Grace Moretz
Mia, and Jamie Blackley.
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If I Stay
Here are a few of my favorite
If I Stay

Mia Hall, the protagonist. She loves to play the Cello.
Adam Wilde, Mia's rock star boyfriend. He is there for her while she's in the coma.
Kim Schein, Mia's sarcastic best friend. Kim also visits Mia frequently at the hospital.
"Teddy" Hall, Mia's adorable younger brother. He dies in the car crash.
Kat Hall, Mia's rock-loving mother. She was also deceased after the car accident.
Denny Hall, Mia's formerly rebellious father. He is the one that crashed the car which killed him.
If I Stay
's setting is mainly a hospital in
Portland, Oregon in the present day. This
setting is crucial to the novel because it really shows how critical Mia's condition is after the car accident. The setting says that Mia's condition was terrible enough to be hospitalized.
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My book:
If I Stay
by Gayle Forman

Number of pages: 320

Lexile Level: 830L (According to Scholastic.com)

Grade Level: 9-12 (According to Scholastic.com)

Project: Prezi
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