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If I Stay Chapter 13: 10:40 P.M.

By Gayle Forman

Chapter 13: 10:40 P.M.

  • Real-Mia's blood pressure plummets. Her abdomen is full of fluid and must be drained.
  • Ghost-Mia wonders if she even wants to wake up now that Teddy is gone.
  • Mia has a flashback to the one funeral she attended. Her mom and dad's friend had died.
  • Mom hated the funeral because it was sad and schmaltzy, not at all what her friend would have wanted.
  • Mom and Mia talk about how they'd want their funerals to play out.
  • Mia wants Mozart's Requiem playing.
  • Mom hopes she and Mia's dad will die together. Oops, look like she got that wish, but a lot earlier than she'd hoped for.
  • Ghost-Mia wonders if she should die, so they can all "go down as a family" (13.65). Uhh.
  • But Mia doesn't think her mother would be happy with that decision.