what IS team adam?

September 18th, 2011

I just explained this at the Brooklyn Book Festival—and thanks to The Book Muncher for prompting the question.

But there have been questions about Team Adam. There is no love triangle in IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT, no one vying for Mia (unless you consider death the other suitor) or for Adam (well, there is Brynn, but not really). So, if you are TEAM ADAM, does that mean you’re not on TEAM MIA? That you’re against Mia?

No! Team Adam is more of a universal team. And by belonging, you are making a statement about your very preference for manhood. It means that you stand on the side of guys who act like men, and men who treat girls and women with respect. Who get that sexiness doesn’t have to mean assholishness. Guys who aren’t afraid to show a little heart now and then, but can still totally rock a guitar solo. Guys who get that being a withholding dickwad* just isn’t cool Guys who want the best for you, even if it’s not always the best for them. Guys like Adam.

So, are you TEAM ADAM? You want a button to show it? Here’s how to get one.

1. Download the image below.
2. Use the image as your FB and Twitter profile pic
3. Email your mailing address to info at gayleforman dot com. U.S. residents only for now.
4. Be patient.

*interlude with Bryn notwithstanding.

  1. Team Adam is where it’s at!

  2. A Guy who will warm your hands because they’re perpetually cold and tell you he loves you just as you are… I wish more girls would GET this, because so many guys in YA (and IRL) are the “assholes with a hidden heart of gold” archetype, and it gets old.

  3. Why the heck would any reader need to be convinced to be on Team Adam?! Unless a few screws are loose… :)

  4. puedo poner esto en mi blog???

  5. OMG, my thoughts exactly. Adam is the perfect example of a gentle-rocker-man. Team Adam all the way!

  6. Oh My Gawd, Adam is my total DREAM GUY! Wish there were actually guys like him in this worlddd! x (and if there is, MORE OF THEM!) Team Adam All The Way! <3

  7. I don’t know if you yourself will ever read this, but I just wanted to let you know that I read If I Stay a few years back when it first came out. Like many other books i read when I was younger, I thought the second book, where she went, would be disappointed seeing as how I’ve grown and my interest now lies with different books. I just wanted to let you know that I love your writing style and that to my surprise, Where She went engulfed me. Hope to see more books soon!
    – a fan

  8. just asking… how much do the buttons cost?

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