The basis for the 2014 romantic drama of the same name, Gayle Forman's novel If I Stay centers on 17-year-old Mia Hall. After a morning drive goes horribly wrong, Mia is left the sole survivor of her family, though she just barely makes it out alive herself. En route to the hospital, Mia's consciousness leaves her body, allowing her to watch events post-accident unfold. She watches her extended family and friends gather around her in grief, all the while remembering her previous life just moments before, including her relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, and her passion for the cello. Toeing the line of life and death, Mia must decide whether to succumb to her injuries and join her now-deceased family or fight to live a life that will be forever changed.