Antagonist: Mia figuring out if she should stay or go
If I stay? Or should I go? I lost my mom, dad, and Teddy. But, I still have a family.
I'm happy I made the right decision.
Mia is a shy, introvert when you first meet her. Once you get to know her, she is kind, caring, funny, and outgoing. She changes throughout the book as she overcomes the car accident and what happens after that. Her perspective changed on life and what she should do.
"Everyone thinks it was because of the snow. And in a way, I suppose that's true" (3).
Mia deciding if she should stay or go is the antagonist. In the beginning, we see she is not really willing to listen to her family when they go and visit her. As the book goes on she does listen to people like her grandpa and her boyfriend. Her listening to Adam is what brought her back.
" I play, just focusing on that, until the last bit of life in the car dies, and the music goes with it. It isn't long after that the sirens came" (19).
The theme is to think twice before making a decision. At first, Mia thought she knew what she was going to do, which was to die. After thinking she realized that she wanted to stay, and did. People should take this into their lives because it could change their life. Even if it is just a minor situation.
"It tore off the doors, sent the front-side passenger seat through the driver's seat window" (15).
The first sentence of the book foreshadows part of the crash because it tells the readers what everyone thought happened to cause the car crash. Readers don't understand what that means in the beginning, but once you read more you see that they were referring to the crash.
This shows suspense on what's going to happen after the car crash because it's the end of the chapter. This makes reader's wonder what's going to happen next with Mia and her family. If they will live or die and who will live or die.
This shows imagery of the crash because the author gives details that the readers can really imagine in their head. It tells the impact of the crash on their car in details so readers can picture the scene.