If I Stay

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman
If I Stay, written by Gayle Forman, is an amazing book! When I read the back cover of If I Stay, I knew it was the right book for me, because I can relate to what has happened to the main characters and the feelings of other family members and friends. The family was in a car accident, and as you know from reading my other papers, my 16 year old brother was in a car accident in March. The feelings that were displayed in the book are very similar to the feelings my family and I had regarding my brother. At times we were very unsure of what would happen. Mia Hall, who is one of the most important main characters, is seventeen years old, plays the cello, and is mostly a quiet person. Mia loves classical music and practiced on her cello whenever she had the chance. Mia’s parents and her eight year old brother Teddy are also main characters in the story. Mia’s father, Denny, was in a band up until her younger brother Teddy was three weeks old. He realized at that point that he didn’t want to be like that anymore and needed to change for his family. Denny went back to grad school to become a teacher and changed the way he dressed completely, from “rocker” to “old school sophisticated”. He began wearing suits and ties and Mia hated this change. Mia’s mother, Kat, is very protective of others, very loyal, and has quite a bad mouth. Kat loves rock music and does not approve of Mia’s love for classical music but grows to respect her passion for it. Mia and her mother have a close relationship and Kat always offers her best advice to Mia. Mia’s brother, Teddy, is nine years younger than her. Teddy looks just like his parents, with blonde hair and light eyes, while Mia is the complete opposite with dark hair and dark eyes. He looks up to Mia and she is the only person who can do certain things with Teddy, like read the nest chapter of the Harry Potter books to him before bed. Adam Wilde is Mia’s boyfriend, they have been together for over...
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