Study Guide

If I Stay Chapter 16: 5:42 A.M.

By Gayle Forman

Chapter 16: 5:42 A.M.

  • Adam rushes out of the hospital.
  • Ghost-Mia wonders if Adam can't bear to be near Real-Mia's lifeless body another second.
  • Kim stays behind, and she tells Mia to hang on.
  • "We're all your family" (16.16), Kim says, alluding to the dozens of people in the waiting room praying for Mia's recovery.
  • Mia has a flashback to an amazing Labor Day party.
  • All Mia's family and friends are there.
  • Mia plays cello with her dad's guitar friends, and "it sounded pretty amazing" (16.61).