Casting Characters is a feature hosted at Erika Breathes Books that gives potential casts for books.
Not long ago I read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, and I la-la-loved it! (You can check my review here) If any of you haven't read it yet, go read it! It's lovely! Here's how I pictured the cast :)
Mia - Danielle Panabaker
She's not as visible as a lot actresses her age, but I love her. She looks like a total girl next door, and she always came across to me as someone shy and real- not at all arrogant. She can so be Mia!
Adam - Luke Pasqualino
I am a HUGE Skins fan, but for some reason I'm more partial to the second generation. The story of Effy and Freddie just gets me! I fell in love with Luke as Freddie, and when I pictured Adam, I imagined him to look a little bit like this.
Kim - Vanessa Marano
I really hated the movie The Clique (no offense to any fans! It just wasn't for me), and that's the only movie I'd ever seen Vanessa in. Despite the fact that I haven't seen much of her, I think she'd make a perfect Kim.
Mom - Juliette Lewis
Watch her in Whip It, and you're sure to see what I mean :)
Dad - Owen Wilson
He definitely looks like the easy-going, unconventional father type! Mia's dad sounds like a really nice guy with a bit of a wild streak, so Owen really fits the part!
Teddy - Finley Jacobsen
I dare you to tell me this boy is not cute!!! I imagined Teddy to be this really adorable, jolly kid, and Finley is just that! His part was small in Marley and Me, but I totally melted every time he was on screen :)