Where She Went by Gayle Forman

2011
04.05


where she went

It’s been three years since the car accident that changed Mia and Adam’s lives forever. Mia lost her entire family and nearly died herself. Adam stayed devotedly by her side during her recovery. As soon as she was well enough, Mia went to Julliard in New York while Adam stayed in Oregon to finish school and play with his band, Shooting Star. They were committed to making their long distance relationship work. Then, without warning, Mia cut off all communication with Adam. Stunned, Adam sank into a deep depression that resulted in the creation of his band’s breakout record. Now Adam is a reluctant rock star and Mia is an accomplished professional cellist. But Adam still thinks about Mia everyday, and by chance, attends one of her concerts in New York on his way to a tour in London. What happens next brings to mind one of my favorite movies, Before Sunrise, as Adam and Mia finally meet again and spend a memorable night walking around New York, catching up and reminiscing. But does Adam have the courage to confront Mia about why she left him? And is he strong enough to handle her answer? “I’ve blamed her for all of this, for leaving, for ruining me. And maybe that was the seed of it, but from that one little seed grew this tumor of a flowering plant. And I’m the one who nurtures it. I water it. I care for it. I nibble from its poison berries. I let it wrap around my neck, choking the air right out of me. I’ve done that. All by myself. All to myself.” This incredibly satisfying sequel to If I Stay is written from Adam’s POV, and is just as full of longing, heartbreak and gorgeous writing as its predecessor. I flew through it in a single day, dying to see what Mia’s mysterious reasons were and hoping against hope that the two star crossed lovers would get back together. Do they? Well, you better race to your nearest library or bookstore, or grab your Kindle, iPad, or Nook to find out! (And dudes, please don’t mind the gorgeous girl on the cover, this book IS written from a guy’s POV, even if it doesn’t look like it.)

7 Responses to “Where She Went by Gayle Forman”

  1. Sarah says:

    I can’t wait to read. I am going to the local bookstore tonight to pick up

  2. Laura says:

    How could I not have made that connection between this and Before Sunrise?!?! Shame on me! You’re so right, of course. (And then when you find out her reasons…oh, man…that scene!)

  3. Hayley says:

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    That is all.
    No, it’s not. I loved If I Stay and I am very, very excited about this.

  4. ComaCalm says:

    Me and Christina are hosting a Read Along for this book and I was wondering if you or anyone else would be interested? You can find out more about it here:

    http://comacalm.blogspot.com/p/read-along.html

    Sorry to bother you!

  5. Jen Hubert says:

    Not at all, hope you get a big turn-out. Feel free to leave a comment for any other book that ends up in your Read Aloud: sounds fun!

  6. Sorilla says:

    I love Read Aloud idea! And I love to read from guy’s perspective too! So, perfect book for me,

    ~ Sorilla

  7. Manda says:

    I knew there was a 2nd book to If I Stay!!!!!!!!!! I loved it and i cant wait to read Where she went. I’ll have to make my dad give money, and take me to Borders. XD

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