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If I Stay Novel Summary,Critical Analysis and Detailed Review

Mia has very loving family .She has everything what one can ever imagine. A supportive father, loving mother and admiring brother.She falls in love with a very handsome high school guitarist Adam. She has many choices in her life whether to stay true to her first love that is cello, stay with her boyfriend or leaving her family behind. But her aspiration for cello could possibly take her across the country to study at her very famous Julliard. Adam doesn’twant Mia to go to Julliard because he wants Mia to stay with her. They breakup once on the matter of Mia getting admission in Julliard but soon get back together and then he really become the one who convinced Mia to go for admission in Julliard .But all of sudden her all choices are gone when she meet a devastating car accident the day when Mia was to receive letter from Julliard,that ultimately kills her whole family except Mia.Now she is in coma,fightingfor her life. But her spirit remains in the hospital trying to decide whether she is going to live or die and if she dies she would be able to see her family and can avoid the pain of living without her family. But if she lives she has a future with her boyfriend who promised her never to leave her and also have a future in Julliard. She wanders around hospital halls as a ghost and has out of body experience. She is able to see everyone actions around her .Now she only have to choose what reallymatters as her grandfather really want her to live. Soshe lives,when she comes out of coma she saw that her boyfriend was looking down of her.

After few months of recovery Mia started living with her grandparents. She has loving grandfather caring boyfriend and supporting friend Kim so that she merely miss her parents .She was mature enough as she also get used to the condolence of her family .Now she started thinking about Julliard as she got admission there. She asked her grandparents about Julliard but her grandparents showed a very ignoring behavior like she didn’t want her to go .Gramps talked to her separately and promised her to give money as he was the only one who was not giving up on her dreams she was finally happy that her gramps is supporting her .She was not completely out of the depression of her parents that all of the sudden gramps got serious heart attack and died. Mia cried a lot of being losing gramps .now granny became ruthless to Mia and started blaming Mia that her husband died because of taking too much stress about her admission in Julliard. She became strict and always makes her feel like that they can’t afford the fee of Julliard as the only one earning is dead. Mia wanted Adam to know about the ruthless behavior of her granny as Adam was on his trip. As soon as he returned Mia told him about everything about his granny behavior. Adam ensures Mia that he would anything to make her happy. Now Mia was satisfied that she is going to Julliard soon. She visited her house to grab some money stored by her parents. After reaching home all the memories of her family came back in her mind ,she cried a lot she spent some time there when she came to know that it’s getting late she grabbed some money and jewelry of her mother .Adam made his routine tough to get enough money for Mia’s dream. When granny came to know that Mia is asking Adam to help her getting to Julliard she scolded Mia and asked her to stop meeting Adam and told her that she couldn’t afford it. Mia stopped thinking about Julliard and she is about to get admission in ordinary high school. Granny has her accident on her way to home from grocery store .

Now Mia has no one left except Adam and Kim. She was left with no more relatives. Adam encouraged her and told her that he has saved money for Julliard he convinced her to go to Julliard and live her dream to the fullest. After thinking a lot she was finally convinced by Adam. Adam supported her in the hour of need. Now Mia is going out of the country leaving Adam in Oregon. It took her a lot of time to get settled there but she soon got settled there as she was used to it. She told Adam about the fee structure Adam asked her to stopped worrying about fee he will manage it. Adam is now doing every possible effort to save money for the next session of Julliard. Now Adam was becoming popular day by day. During her last session in Julliard Adam was robbed as he was on his trip. He lost everything connected to Mia. Robbers took all the money he stored for Mia .as Mia was in Julliard thinking that Adam will send her money. After waiting a lot she thought that Adam is fed up of her. Time to face troubles she stopped asking him and started going to different programs where she started playing cello she also asked Kim to help her a bit as she got warning letters from the university that if she would not submit the fee she would be expelled out of the Julliard. Now Mia is done with the Julliard and thought that Mia was no more caring about her. Now Mia has very bright future ahead she is also getting popular so as Adam. Adam was also making every possible effort to contact Mia as he was also busy with the trips and couldn’t much time to find her or talk to her .Mia told everything to Kim. Now Mia has another friend named Jack, he was her boyfriend. He has a great lust for money that Mia have. As Adam go to different places, one day he was kidnapped. The kidnappers demanded a lot of money to his band members. As shooting star was facing difficult time so they called Mia to help her because she was the only one close to Adam they know. As Mia came to know about Adam was kidnapped. She promised the band member to help them to get Adam out of there. Her boyfriend saw Mia giving so much money to the band members, he also listen Mia promising them not to tell Adam. Jack and Mia got into a fight on giving too much money to save Adam. He slapped Mia and started torturing her. She was left with no choice to leave him at last Adam was secured.

Critical Analysis & Review

When the band members along with Adam reached home Adam asked the members about the money arrangement they told him that they arranged the money by themselves. Mia’s future was ruined because her boyfriend tortured her. So to get out of the tension she started taking drugs and became addicted to it. As Kim was also not with her as she got admissionabroad. She was alone and became the highlighted personality of the fact that she remains drunk. When Adam heard that jack started torturing Mia he became angry because he still has that love for Mia in his heart. He goes to jack and asked him to give a reason to leave Mia and why is he torturing Mia ?they both got into fight and then jack told everything to Adam that Mia saved him from the kidnappers by giving them a lot of money .Adam was surprised and couldn’t believe it . He further asked Kim for confirmationof the sentence given by Jack. When everything was clear to him he showed curiosity to meet Mia as Kim also didn’tknow where Mia is. He asked Kim to find Mia along with him as he had some questions to be asked from his band members. He goes to the band members and asked them that’s why they had lied to him about the money given by Mia. They told everything about that promise. Now both Adam and Kim started finding Mia. Finally they found her at orphanage. Mia was in very critical condition. Adam was left with no choice to bring Mia out of there. He sent Kim to bring Mia home as he can’t face her. Kim brought Mia home after all the paper work. When Mia reached home she saw Adamstanding, waiting for her. When Mia was back to her senses she fought with Adam a bit and then they told each other the reasons that where they were when they needed each other badly. They both realized their mistakes and feel sorry for each other. Now they know that nobody can love them better than each other. They promised never to leave each other and help each other in thick and thin no matter what. Both of them again started their career and becoming popular day by day.

Author :Center for Recent Innovations - European Union
Pulished date: 03-09-16
Pulisher:
Springer with the Collaboration of LearnRnd
Source URL:http://www.learnrnd.com/detail.php?id=If_I_Stay_Novel_Summary,Critical_Analysis_and_Detailed_Review

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