Friday, August 7, 2015

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Release Date: April 17th, 2012
Read: July 15th-16th, 2015
Publisher: Speak
Series: If I Stay, #2
Format: Paperback, 264 pages
Source: Bought

Description from GoodReads:

   It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard'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, lyrical 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.


   You don’t share me. You own me.
   I read If I Stay in preparation for the movie, I had been meaning to read it before then but the movie  gave me the final push. Anyhow, once I read the book and reached the cliffhanger that is the ending of the book I found myself needing to know what happens next. I first thought it was a standalone, imagine my excitement when I heard about Where She Went.
   I would constantly find out new things from the book, one being the stress of being a Rockstar. Tabloids only really tell people of the drama that the celebrity was pulled into and not of the real stress of it all. It was an interesting twist.
   I really like how the book showed the pain and pressure of Mia healing after the accident. Large traumatic events tend to make a big difference or change in the life of the person. Mia and Adam breaking up showed us that change. (Besides her family being dead, of course.)
   Honestly the book was just cute and simple, it was a fantastic read to have read in one or two sittings. It's definitely one of those books that pull you out of a book slump.
   I can't wait to read my next Gayle Forman book!


Favourite Quote:

   "You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone." ~ Mia

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Rockstars, Cellist, New York


  1. Yay so glad you enjoyed this book! I actually liked If I Stay better than this one but it was definitely needed because the ending of If I Stay left me in so many different emotions with so many different questions. It was definitely interesting to see Adam as an artist and having him deal with interviews and tabloids. I also really enjoyed reading from his perspective. Great review! :)

    ~Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!


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