If I Stay is a best-selling young adult novel by American author Gayle Forman. The narrative is related in the first person from the perspective of protagonist Mia Hall, a 17-year-old victim of a tragic car accident. Mia is the only survivor of the accident, which killed her parents and younger brother. While in a coma, Mia has an out-of-body experience and relates her life through a series of flashbacks. If I Stay explores themes of family, coming-of-age, and the conflicts faced in making choices.