Adam tells Mia he love her just the way she is, IF I STAY (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
In If I Stay, shy cello enthusiast Mia Hall has always felt like a fish out of water when hanging out with her boyfriend Adam Wilde’s punk rock bandmates and friends. Despite her rocker parents, Mia just can’t get comfortable and engage with the crowd.
That all changes on Halloween, when Mia scrounges up a sexy punk rock outfit ala Debbie Harry out of her mom’s closet, takes a shot, and finally jumps around, laughs, and dances. Afterward, Mia is convinced that Adam likes this false, extroverted version of her better than her real self. Adam is quick to ease her worries.
He pulled the car off onto a logging road and turned to me.
“Mia, Mia, Mia,” he said, stroking the tendrils of my hair that had escaped from the wig. “This is the you I like. You definitely dressed sexier and are, you know, blond, and that’s different. But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow. I love that you’re fragile and tough, quiet and kick-ass. Hell, you’re one of the punkest girls I know, no matter who you listen to or what you wear.”