If I Stay and Where She Went by Stephanie Perkins
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck…
A sophisticated, layered, and heart-achingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make, and the ultimate choice Mia commands
And three years later: Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.
Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
Adam is, hands down,
one of the very, very best guy(s) in all of YA. We pictured Adam as a tall, lanky hipster, because that’s pretty much how we picture all emo singer/songwriter rockstars. Although he’s not well known in “If I Stay,” Adam still looks the part. I know some of you will take a quick glimpse at Luke and wonder about his ethnicity; we assume given his name that he’s Italian, and we know Adam isn’t but who cares, when you could have Freddie from the second ensemble of “Skins” channeling all of that angsty intensity into the amazing Adam?
Vera Farmiga and Sam Rockwell as Mia’s parents
Mia’s parents are the essence of cool. They were punk scenesters who met and married and had Mia very, very young, so they are still extra young (and ridiculously hip) when Mia is in high school. We figured the Halls needed to be kind of edgy and not your typical sweet-as-pie-looking parents. Having seen many of Sam’s and Vera’s films, we’re confident they would make an awesome Mr. and Mrs. Hall.
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Honesty Clause: In our development of this feature we discovered that the book blog Lit Snit featured “Casting Call Fridays.” Our Casting Call feature is in no way purposefully copying or stealing this idea and any similarities is purely coincidental. Also, you should check out their casting because it rocks!