Where She Went book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's been three years since the devastating accident three. Where She Went, the sequel to If I Stay, is full of emotion, beautifully written, I gushed on about it at length a couple of years ago and still love that book like. ronaldweinland.info: Where She Went (): Gayle Forman: Books. and Mia being in a Coma the whole time, and wondering if she should live or die.
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Where She Went Best Free Books Online Read from your Pc or Mobile. a new hope, and lightens rekindled romance to the whole book. Published in the United States by Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group ( USA) Inc., a medicine cabinet full of psychopharmacological assis- tance. spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, Other books in this series: a quote from one of Gayle's books.
You remember If I Stay , right? I gushed on about it at length a couple of years ago and still love that book like crazy. Mia did choose to stay and Adam was instrumental in helping her work through recovery. She goes back to her music cello within months and heads to Julliard on schedule. And then, she abruptly breaks off contact with Adam.
You own me. My chips are all cashed out. View all 67 comments.
May 25, Marie Lu rated it it was amazing. Right, so. I never rate a book unless I at least like it, and I almost never leave text reviews Good God. I can't remember the last time I fell so hard for a couple. My heart physically HURT throughout this book! Adam, oh Adam!! How you and Mia make me cry! View all 7 comments. Jun 25, Whitney Atkinson rated it it was ok Shelves: This added absolutely nothing to this series, other than reconfirming how much I dislike these books.
View all 17 comments. Jul 03, Lola rated it really liked it Shelves: The story follows our dear characters three years after Mia awoke from a heartbreaking coma.
It also contains the same calm and out of this world ambience and a lyrical pleasant writing that is simply impressive and…perfectly suiting the story. Who held your hand while you grieved for all that you'd lost? Often goosebumps appeared though, making me remember that this is a poignant story and that those characters are wonderful and that Adam is one of the most… good hearted hero I have ever encountered in a book.
Devastate me. Annihilate me. Re-create me. Won't you, won't you won't you re-create me. It's dreamy and feels so real, an impressive example of true love that may seem unearthly but makes us believe that there is hope in this world for whatever shattering event could happen. There were many pages that were simply filled with descriptions and mostly psychological ones.
Although, the writing was splendid so reading Where She Went rarely felt something other than what it is, a splendid story. What about the ending? View all comments. Mar 03, Becky rated it it was ok Shelves: I loved "If I Stay". It was one of those books that made my heart and soul ache. It moved me and surprised me and lingered So much so that I kept mentally comparing the way I felt reading the two books, and I admit to being a bit disappointed by this follow-up. This is Adam's story.
I loved Adam in "If I Stay". He was this incredibly supportive and sensitive and wonderful guy who loved a girl so much that he would do anything for her, who accepted and honored her for being the unique I loved "If I Stay".
He was this incredibly supportive and sensitive and wonderful guy who loved a girl so much that he would do anything for her, who accepted and honored her for being the unique and oddball opposite to him, rather than wanting her to be something she wasn't, who loved her family so much that their deaths were as painful to him as his own family's deaths would be.
I liked Adam so much, that I didn't even talk about him in my "If I Stay" review, because nothing would have really done justice to how perfect I thought he was. I don't mean literally perfect, he had flaws, but just perfect in the situations he was in. I get that Mia leaving him left him heartbroken. I get that. Even taking into account the unusual aspect of the end of their relationship meaning him supporting her through the accident and the recovery , I just find being heartbroken, anxiety-ridden, depressed and self-destructive for 3 years with no end in sight a bit That's longer than they were even together.
And yet, after three years, a meteoric musical career, fame and fortune and success, all Adam can do is blame Mia for walking out on him and leaving him cold, and take that bitterness and anger out on others. I don't mean to sound insensitive. I know that many, many people will find just this thing I found so tiresome to be rather romantic.
We all want to be the center of someone's world. Someone's soul mate. I understand what she meant to him, and what their potential meant to him.
But with every outburst and cynical thought, I just got more and more tired of it.
I also missed the music that was so much a part of what brought "If I Stay" to life. I know that there was a lot of musical references in "Where She Went", but it wasn't the same. I have no interest in where each of Shooting Star's songs debuted on the charts, or other details of their rise.
It's enough to know they made it, for me. What I missed was the way that music mattered , the way they LIVED through music, not just lived by it, or with it, if that makes sense. All of this is not to say that I disliked the book.
I didn't. I liked it, overall. Some parts quite a bit more than others. The writing is still fantastically emotive and brutal in a way.
It pulls no punches and makes sure that the reader feels everything to a fault - see above. It's hard to lose those we love. It's even harder to lose those we love after we've helped them through their own lost loved ones.
Who's there to help pick up those kind of pieces? I grieved for him for that. I liked the way that the story came kind of full circle, and Adam did get his closure, even though it came through finding out things that certainly hurt.
I liked that he was able to understand and appreciate the decision that Mia made in leaving, even though he was shattered by it. I liked the way he found new reserves of self-respect in himself because of this revelation. This book didn't live up to "If I Stay" for me, but it is by no means a bad book. I like themes of lasting love, and I think that many people will love this book for that reason, but I just didn't think that this one had the same heart that "If I Stay" had, and for that, I can only give it 2 stars.
View all 30 comments. Once in awhile comes a story that has touched me in a way that I will never forget. It's a story about one girls journey and her ultimate decision about life and death, to let go or to move on. It was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. That story was; If I Stay , and after I closed that book, my first and only thought was more. I thought about that a lot these last couple of years," she said in a chocked voice.
Who held your hand while you grieved for all t Once in awhile comes a story that has touched me in a way that I will never forget.
But this time it's told through Adams eyes. This is his story, his journey, his memories through flashbacks of the past with Mia, and without. We get to see the man that Adam as become, and what he wants to be. We see his devastation, watch his rising fame, and share an open-wound that is healed by music, but never fully closed.
But most importantly, we get to walk with Mia and Adam through the streets of New York and witness a love so beautiful and alive that it has once again touched me in a way that I will never ever forget. Gayle Foreman has done it all over again! She gave her fans everything you could ever want in a sequel and more. Her words are filled with so much passion and compassion. I can safely say that I loved this one even more then the first.
I'm that dog. Adam is amazing! And all I want to do is hug him! Adam's story is filled with so much emotional and physical energy. It's raw and powerful and exposed and vulnerable. The things he says, the things he only admits to himself, is what really broke me.
You can feel his destruction. Even the lyrics to his songs were both inspiring and haunting. What she admits to Adam shocked me, but like Adam, I finally got it. I had a flood of emotions while reading this. I cringed, I cried. I smiled a goofy-ass-grin-to-grin smile all the way through. Adam and Mia will always be one of my all time greats! Hands down one of the best book that I've ever read. I adored this book. I loved this book. And I will always treasure these characters.
I'm not going to spoil anything by telling you if they get there happily ever after, but I will say that this was worth the agonizing wait and I am beyond thrilled that I finally got the closure I desperate needed. Fans of If I Stay will not be disappointed, this is one journey your not going to want to miss out on.
Simply put. It's utterly Brilliant!!! Special thanks to Alexa for sharing her copy and for Arlene for sending it! View all 53 comments. Jan 11, Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of Before I fall by Lauren Oliver. Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: Adam, an infamous badboy rocker, has been in a perilous emotional and mental state since his longtime girlfriend, Mia Hall left him.
Chance brings them together for one more night and this novel chronicles those precious twenty-four hours tog Where She Went is the successional addition to Forman's spectacular If I Stay. You guys would not believe the horrible search terms I needed to use to find this image Okay, not really.
There is a noticeable difference that is strongly pronounced between this novel and the last one though. In If I stay there is a full cast of varied, lovable, interconnected characters common history but divergent personalities. Where She Went is a departure in this area. Adam is an isolated character, having lost even his passion for music which had been fueling him.
Mia was a character who knew herself and the people around her. Gayle uses a variety of rich, descriptive language without seeming ingenuous to the voice of a twenty-one year old musician — at least to the layman. Still, despite all the praise, I struggled to connect to Adam and the narrative to the degree that I had in If I Stay.
Where She Went still packs a falcon punch to the heart strings and still manages to illicit some seriously strong passion. Perhaps my favourite aspect of this book is the song extracts at the beginning of each chapter.
It always felt contrived and weak and lessened the novel for me. Adam, on the other hand, I would listen to and read were he a real person.
Perhaps that's Forman's strongest ability.
Her characters have a complexity and depth to them, missing in so many other YA novels. It's not exactly hard to make musicians seem sexy but Forman certainly knows how to exceed past all expectations. For most readers, this novel will not disappoint. More like Tuboner! Okay, no more musician jokes. View all 11 comments. Jan 05, Anna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go.
If you Adam and Mia are brought together again where they have a chance to open their hearts to the past and to their love. I spent the first half of the book with my heart in my throat.
I needed answers. I needed to know why??? Getting Adam's point of view and getting into his heart and his head Where I wanted to stay Dammit! Look at the sunset, I tell myself. Look at something with beauty. My gaze returns to Earth and when it does, its her eyes I see. I don't want to see her.
I won't see her. I only want to hear her. I guess I always knew she was capable of this level of artistry, but witnessing it fucking blew me away. Is it really you? Mia asked. My heart did that leap-into-throat-thing from that point on.
What are they saying? Because you made me stay. You made me stay! It felt like a gift. From them. For my first recital ever, they gave me a cello. Without me. I get it now.
I have to make good on my promise. To let her go. To really let her go. To let us both go. This story was just so beautiful. I was moved to tears very often and I finally, finally got my wish. The most beautiful happily-ever-after. You don't share me. View all 47 comments. It was way better than the first.
The emotions, the tears, the heartbreak. I swear I nearly went to Youtube, trying to find the bloody band so I could hear the songs. Had to use my imagination. This author could definitely become a songwriter. The audience roars its standing ovation" This book takes place three years after the end of the first book. As with the other book, I avoided a lot of reviews. I'm glad I did, as I didn't want anything to mar the pleasure of reading this one.
View all 32 comments. Jul 17, Nic rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Visuals for Adam http: She told me that she loved me more than life itself. Then she stepped through security. She never came back.
My review is not going to do this book justice. I don't think I can possibly express how awesome Where She Went is. Where She Went is an intense and breathtaking read. It m Visuals for Adam http: It made my heart ache, it made me smile and of course cry my eyes out within the first 50 pages might I add. This story really got under my skin. I had to know whether Adam and Mia where going to be okay? Whether they were going to move on or get back together? Because Adam and Mia are characters that you get completely and utterly emotionally invested in.
What to say about Adam? The way Forman writes I felt like I could feel every bit of his pain and it hurt like hell. Mia, I adore too. I thought I would be mad with her for breaking Adam's heart. But I understood why Mia choose to make that decision to leave Adam thanks to Forman writing such well crafted and believable characters. The writing is the kind I love - simple yet beautiful and powerful. He still loves her, maybe, but he is also so incredibly angry with her for deserting him.
I was seriously worried about this book — would it weaken If I Stay for me? And yes, maybe it does a tiny bit because I love If I Stay as a standalone novel. The effortless combination of the past and the present was just as good here as it was in If I Stay. Both of these books feel so natural to me, as all the little memories, the small moments combine into one very strong and unforced story line.
And Adam is so. I wish they were real songs that I could listen to on Pandora or something. I will say that the ending fell slightly flat for me. Close, but not quite. Also, there is no question that this is a book for a slightly more mature audience.
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your download helps us remain independent and ad-free. Get it now on Searching for streaming and downloading options A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value Parents could use this book to discuss the difference between casual high-school relationships and truly life-changing ones that can impact someone forever.
Mia and Adam's success is an example of the importance of fulfilling your personal dreams even if it takes you far away from someone you love. Positive Messages Lots of mature messages about grieving the loss of your family but knowing they are always a part of you. Also, learning to let go of your first love -- and embracing a second chance at romance.