Gran is Dad’s mother. She and Mia’s grandfather, Gramps, live near Mia’s family, and are very involved in their lives. Gran is a perpetually positive person who loves to garden and believes that deceased family members become angels that are reincarnated into birds, sent to watch over her and her family. Mia is inspired by Gran’s past—as a young girl from Massachusetts, Gran decided to begin a new life in the Northwest and moved alone to Oregon, where she met Mia’s grandfather. Gran loves that her son and his family are so involved in music, and also works to support Mia’s talent and passion for the cello.
The timeline below shows where the character Gran appears in If I Stay. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...operating room, and discovers her grandparents (her father’s parents) in a waiting area. Her grandmother, Gran, is chatting away, a hallmark of her anxiety, while her grandfather, Gramps, expresses his grief... (full context)