If I Stay | Study Guide

Gayle Forman

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Overview

Author

Gayle Forman

Year Published

2009

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

If I Stay is told by a first-person narrator, a teenaged girl named Mia.

Tense

The story If I Stay alternates between the present and past tenses with the main story being told in the present tense and numerous flashbacks in the past tense.

About the Title

In this first-person story If I Stay, the main character, Mia, has been seriously injured in a horrific car accident in which the other members of her immediate family have been killed. As she hovers between life and death in the hospital, she tries to decide whether or not to stay alive.

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