If I Stay By Gayle Foreman
If I Stay is written in First person Present with many Flash Backs. All is going well until Mia and her family is in a terrible car accident. Mia’s body is left in a coma as her consciousness is left to wander the corridors of the hospital and of her life. In a style that reminded me of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder Mia remembers significant and insignificant moments of her life. She is sharing with us how each of these moments shaped and created her life. You might say she is telling us who she is by sharing her History. All this is to build to the question of whether she will stay or go. An interesting question would be to take a rather ordinary memory and explore its impact on our present life.