Book Review - Where She Went by Gayle Forman | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where She Went by Gayle Forman | Blushing Geek

Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Series: If I Stay, #2
Published on April 5, 2011 by Dutton Juvenile
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 297
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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 StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.


A raging 4 stars for this story!

I was lost in its first few chapters. Adam was talking to this annoying reporter which is very inquisitive. Who does she think she was? But I was happy after Adam broke her recorder and cursed at her. Hahaha, that’s what you get for asking stupid questions. Now I am blabbing, hahaha. Sorry.

So back to the story, well, I could say that I liked it better than the first book. The first book left me hanging and kept me perplexed until I was able to acquire a copy of the second book.

I noticed that in the first book, it’s more about Mia’s point of view, while in this book, it’s more of Adam. It almost made me cry how Adam lived those three agonizing years without Mia. (I know it’s a spoiler, so sorry!) I didn’t become a fan of the book instantly. As I’ve said earlier, the first few chapters confused me. Keeps me asking, “Where’s Mia?” This story indeed answers not just Adam’s questions but also mine, though it was only presented on its last chapters.

I’ve mentioned before that I am more of a dialogue reader so keeping me to read the whole story not just the dialogue is really a challenge. Though I admit that there’s some couple of lines that I have skipped. Ehe!

Those confusing words were still there but much lesser compared to the first book. I can’t say that I love how the story goes but I undoubtedly love the ending.

I love how the author makes this story a very interesting one and not to mention, very emotional. As I read the story, I can’t help but feel pity for Adam. I like how every song of the album was explained and what influenced Adam to write them and on how it all reflects his feelings.

I was really moved and would love to read more from the author. I liked the ending. It may not be your typical ending wherein the Prince marries the Princess and they’ll have their happily ever after. But this one is different. They’re having their happy ending in a vague way but come on, they are still young. A lot more beautiful things could happen.

Final Thoughts

Highly recommended to read the first book, If I stay first before reading this one. But be sure to have a hold of a tissue or a hanky with you, for you’ll finish this story with tears in your eyes.

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