If I Stay Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gayle Forman
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7:09 a.m. - 12:19 p.m.

• NOTE: Citations in this Lesson Plan refer to the following version of the book: Forman, Gayle. If I Stay. Speak publishing; Penguin Group LLC, 2009. Kindle Edition.

• If I Stay is related from the first-person perspective of the protagonist, 17-year-old Mia Hall.

• The narrative frequently shifts between the present-tense and past tense, as Mia recalls her life with her family and friends prior to the automobile crash that leaves her in a coma.

• As opposed to numbered chapters, the novel is related by time which spans the course of 24 hours of Mia’s life.

• Opening with the section “7:09 a.m.,” The narrative in this section is related in the present tense.

• Mia describes waking up to find a thin blanket of snow on her lawn and is happy along with her family to discover that school has been canceled in Mia’s small Oregon...

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