Study Guide

If I Stay Characters

By Gayle Forman

Mia

Mia is our cello-playing, record-collecting, girlfriend-in-a-coma protagonist. Music is her life....

Adam

The name Mia means "loved one," and the name Adam comes from the number one man of Adam and Eve...

Kim

Kim is Mia's best friend. Having too much in common initially made them hate each other, but they...

Gran and Gramps

Dad's parents are the closest blood relatives Mia has after the accident. They stay by Mia's...

Mia's Family

Mia's parents are the friends-first type, liberals who don't mind if their daughter takes a boy...

Minor Characters

Nurse Ramirez is a nurse with nice nails. She reassures Mia's grandparents and helps Adam find...