Kim is Mia’s best friend. When they first met in middle school, Mia and Kim hated each other, mostly because teachers and other students assumed the two girls were already friends due to their similar looks and quiet demeanors. Continually being lumped together in the classroom led to name-calling via passed notes, and finally a fight on the playground in the sixth grade. After physically exchanging blows, however, the girls are quickly able to laugh about their feud, and finally become fast friends. Kim’s mother, though well meaning, is overbearing, and makes her wear certain clothing and imposes strict curfews on her daughter. Kim is Jewish, and attends Jewish camp each summer in New Jersey. Kim is an aspiring photographer, and wants to work for National Geographic one day, just like her uncle does. Mia admires Kim for her personal strength and resilience, though is upset that Kim and Adam don’t become fast friends when Mia and Adam begin dating.
Kim Schein Quotes in If I Stay
The If I Stay quotes below are all either spoken by Kim Schein or refer to Kim Schein. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Speak edition of If I Stay published in 2010.).
7:13 PM Quotes
“Look, I accept Adam because you love him. And I assume he accepts me because you love me. If it makes you feel any better, your love binds us. And that’s enough. Me and him don’t have to love each other.”
Kim Schein Character Timeline in If I Stay
The timeline below shows where the character Kim Schein appears in If I Stay. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.