Author: Gayle FormanOne of my most anticipated books of 2011 does NOT disappoint. Gayle Forman takes us on a story that is just as gripping, heartbreaking, and fantastic as If I Stay.
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Pages: 262 (ARC)
Most Appropriate For Ages: 14+
Where I Got It: For review ATWT
Other titles in series: If I Stay
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.
As I was reading Where She Went, in the back of my head I was thinking, "How can I possibly write a coherent review for this book? It's too good!!" But I wasn't really worrying about that, because from page one I was immediately sucked into this raw, emotionally gut-wrenching book. The characters are just as real and flawed and wonderful as we remember, and I love them so. much.
Sometimes a book is so freaking amazing that you're torn between writing down all your favorite quotes and just sitting down and devouring it in one sitting. I chose the latter; I read it the day I got it, and when I was finished I stared at the page and willed more words to come, because I just didn't want it to end.
Plot: Grabbing and well-paced.
Characters: Love them. Lovethemlovethemlovethem.
Writing: BRILLIANT. Gayle Forman is one of my favorite authors.
Ending: *stays silent, because I don't want to spoil anything*
Kid friendly? Pretty. There's some swearing, mentions of sex, and smoking.
Should I read it? Read If I Stay first. But if you have then OH MY GOD YES.