Study Guide

If I Stay Chapter 11: 8:12 P.M.

By Gayle Forman

Chapter 11: 8:12 P.M.

  • Mia overhears that the man who hit her family's car is alive.
  • Mia isn't angry at him, because "his life has changed irrevocably too" (11.6).
  • Ghost-Mia finds Kim and Adam plotting to break into the ICU.
  • Adam plans on dressing up as a janitor and sneaking in, but he can't find a spare janitor's costume lying around.
  • Adam has another plan, and he dashes off.
  • Mia has a flashback to the time she almost quit playing cello. But then she decided not to quit playing cello.
  • Instead, Mia went to a music camp with other classical-instrument-playing kids.
  • Mia went to the camp for four years and even earned a prestigious solo in their year-end concert.