Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Blurb (adapted from Amazon):

If you had a second chance at first love… would you take it?

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.

My say:

Oh-My-Gosh… I LOVED this book! It just drew me in like no book recently has. I actually am quite perplexed because this style of writing wouldn't normally be my cup of tea. But Gayle Forman really went all out in this sequel to If You Stay.

Where She Went is written from Adam's perspective, set 3 years after the end of If You Stay. Adam and Mia have drifted apart. He is now the lead singer of a famous rock band. She is a rising star at Julliard.

Adam's life on the surface is great. His band has taken off. He has a beautiful celebrity girlfriend. But life hasn't been the same since Mia left. By chance he ends up at Mia's concert and they spend the night exploring NYC, rekindling their friendship and revisiting the past. Emotions run amok in Where She Went. What can I say? There is sadness (lots of it!) but there is a strange beauty in these feelings Adam is experiencing.

Can a sequel be better than it's predecessor? Yes it can!

Recommendation: buy buy buy this book. It is so worth it. If you loved If You Stay, you MUST read this.
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