Where She Went
Author : Gayle Foreman
Pages : [hardcover] : 264
Sequel to If I Stay
Memorable Quote: You don’t share me. You own me.
Favorite Characters: Adam & Mia
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 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, 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.
I read and quickly fell in love with If I Stay years ago. I never, ever expected a sequel, which made me sad, and when I saw that this book was actually going to exist-not just in my imaginary perfect world-I jumped for joy! I didn’t know what to expect, as I refused to read much on it before I actually picked it up, not wanting to raise my expectations to unreachable heights. That turned out to work splendidly for me, as every part of Where She Went was wonderfully different from how I pictured it could be.
I was immediately drawn into the storyline, as Adam’s and Mia’s lives have changed so drastically from the end of the first books. Three years have passed, and they’ve grown up, each starting to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives and acting upon it. The pages seemed to fly by, and before I knew it, the book was finished.
I love the writing style of this book, full of imagery and great detail. I could really picture everything that was going on, as well as see how Adam was feeling and know exactly why he was feeling that way. The descriptive prose was really touching, and it wasn’t in large, daunting paragraphs that are hard to swallow, rather concise sentences.
I really loved Where She Went. It was a fantastic book that continues the story and fought its way into my heart. I know that fans of the first book will like this sequel, and newcomers should start with If I Stay, or else risk being completely lost. I give this book 5/5 stars.