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Where She Went
It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it . . . and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future—and each other.
Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, powerful prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
I liked this book.
I think I would have enjoyed the story more if it was written by differently. I am not saying I don't like Gayle Forman's writing, it just didn't break my heart and make me cry and feel for the characters. I say this because I think the storyline is meant to do this but it just didn't make me sad.
To me, it didn't stand out and in a few years I will only remember this book as the second book in the guy's perspective who ends up with his high school sweet heart who was in a car accident.
Oh, I feel so awful right now because I've never written a review like this before.
Where she went is a great book! Gayle Forman has an amazing way of writting!
Where she Went" is a book about a troubled celebrity who plays in a band. Three years ago the love of his life "Mia" left him, and for three years he's been wondering why. Fortune takes its place and the two by coincidence meet up. Can one night reignite the love, or is it lost forever?
I enjoyed this book because of the characters, plot and emotions used. Adam is a distressed rock star, who takes anxiety pills and worries about the past and future. He hates going on tour because of the noise, crowds and expectation to be brilliant. He still tries to unravel the mystery of his rejection from Mia and therefore writes all his emotions and feelings in his songs, making them outstanding. He is confused about his past and future, and doesn’t know where his life is going. Mia on the other hand is a quiet cello player and forever holds a forgotten vow.
This story is totally unpredictable and is full of many surprises and twists. It constantly switches between the past and present making the book more meaningful and lets the reader explore further into Adam’s complicated, heartbroken mind. This is an excellent book where the reader becomes attached and concerned about the characters wellbeing which young teenagers will thoroughly enjoy.
Note: has occassional swear words
Wow! Where She Went is an intense and breathtaking read. I have to admit I enjoyed If I Stay but I wouldn't say I loved it. But Where She Went is one the BEST books I have ever read. It made my heart ache, it made me smile and of course cry my eyes out (within the first 50 pages might I add).
This story really got under my skin. It consumed my thoughts and I HAD TO read it all in one sitting otherwise I would have been a complete mess. I had to know whether Adam and Mia where going to be okay? Whether they were going to move on or get back together? Because Adam and Mia are characters that you get completely and utterly emotionally invested in.
What to say about Adam? He is intense, broken and flawed (and another musician ~swoons~). The way Forman writes I felt like I could feel every bit of his pain (and it hurt like hell).
Mia, I adore too. I thought I would be mad with her for breaking Adam's heart. But I understood why Mia choose to make that decision to leave Adam thanks to Forman writing such well crafted and believable characters.
The writing is the kind I love - simple yet beautiful and powerful. There are parts of Adam's song lyrics at the beginning of most chapters. I really love books that music plays an important part of and Forman really expresses both Adam's and Mia's passion for music.
Overall, I am just blown away by the heart in this story. Where She Went is a must read for everyone!