“i loved this book, it was an outstanding moving book that moves me in every single way, i could not put the book down”Nell Sternberg wrote this review Monday, September 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So heartbreaking. I never thought she'll feel that way. I cried buckets of tears in Chapter 16.”Lara B wrote this review Wednesday, September 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Call # F For”P West wrote this review Monday, September 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Before I started this book, I read that Where She Went was better than the first book in the series, If I Stay. That usually does not happen for me, but this book was just wonderful. It is a great story of strength, growing up, and rejection, loss and rekindled love.
Adam and Mia have gone through a lot in the last three years. One night after finding themselves together again, they are able to work through the past and all the pain and finally start living in the present and looking forward to the future.
For those who like to read young adult fiction, I highly recommend this series. ”
“Another flawless book. This one is told from Adam's perspective, but it's totally believable that it's a guy speaking. Usually I tend to think that female authors don't "get" males when they try to write like them. Gayle Forman is the exception,
The reunion of these two (Mia & Adam) is just beautiful. They are still themselves; in love with music, only emotional with each other, smart, witty, nonchalant about the rest of the world, super sarcastic.
The way they describe their time apart is heart-breaking; I literally had to set the book down multiple times because of all the emotions I was feeling for these two.
Also, Forman continues her seamless writing-style of intertwining the narrator's past moments with what's going on with the present. The reason I like this so much is because that's how we are in real life. Random situations, conversations, sightings, words recall the past for us.
I also like seeing Mia from another person's perspective. And I'm so glad it was Adam's! Because their love and relationship with each other - the way they know each other so well and can't quit one another - is so very beautiful. But yeah, seeing Mia on the outside rather than having the story told through her was wonderful and enlightening. I feel like after reading this book, I now know her (and maybe Adam too) more completely.
The lyrics that began each chapter from Adam's band Shooting Star was cool too. Very fluid and insightful.
All-in-all one of the better books I've read. All around fantastic, and believable too, actually!
It was comforting, in a way, because of its familiarity; I knew I was reading Mia's story still which I love so dearly. Yet at the same time it was different and refreshing as a result of the gap of 3 years and being told through Adam.
Please do yourself a huge favor and read it! It's a work of art, really.”
“Read it in a few hours. It gives a good sense of closure and answers left open by the first book.”Meghan wrote this review Monday, August 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“You choose the book but also the book chooses you. And it all depends on the moment you're reading it. Now, it was the perfect time for this book.
A boy and a girl who used to be together and then, she dumps him without explaining. After three years, he's trying to figure out why. Then, one night in NYC, it might bring him the answer. A charming love story, well written.”
“Such an incredible sequel to If I Stay and a striking conclusion to the story of Mia and Adam! It was so great to see things from Adam's perspective, and his narrative voice was engaging and so cathartic for me as a reader. The alternating stories of the past and the present worked perfectly together, and made the story even more poignant. Where She Went made me giggle and cry, and it just leaves me with a content, hopeful feeling settled snugly in my chest. So glad I picked up If I Stay after more than a year of reluctant deliberation. Definitely, without a doubt worth reading--you won't regret it!”Yoon-Ji H wrote this review Sunday, August 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay but I liked If I Stay better. Like how the book was in the boyfriend's point of view though. ”Clare Wieduwilt wrote this review Tuesday, August 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No