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songs that remind me of gayle forman's where she went; of mia hall and adam wilde. that book hurts.
I Was Here
I lovesd this book and movie! Cant wait till Where she Went the movie comes out!!!!!!!!
If I Stay
Where She Went (If I Stay novel) from Adam's point of view. Beautiful.

Where She Went

  • Review
  • TAG : Wanna read. If I Stay Where She Went Just One Day Gayle Forman
  • Welcome to the first post in the WHERE SHE WENT read along, the third leg on the GAYLE FORMAN READ ALONG! A big thanks to for hosting this leg. You can find the at her blog.

    WHERE SHE WENT is pretty brilliant… One of the best sequels/companion novels out there. Gayle’s writing is flawless in the book and I loved every minute of this re-read.

  • Adam Wilde. I cannot believe I ever forgot how much I love Adam Wilde. This re-read of IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT totally rekindled that love and helped me not to forget!
    Adam Wilde? Haha that’s not fair to say is it? I could read many, many more books with him as the main character/narrator. I absolutely love his POV and I wish I could read so much more of it!

    // Character Obsessions: Songwriting, numbing the pain, getting through the day.
    Poor Adam. But oh, I love him! His emotions in this book were so incredibly strong and I loved that instead of him feeling closed off — like he is to the world — the audience in WHERE SHE WENT really gets to see every little bit, every piece, every emotion that he goes through. WSW solidified him as one of my favorite male characters of all time (for the second time).
    // Character Obsessions: Cello, Julliard, remembering her family.
    Mia feels totally different in WSW. Not in a bad way like “wow, this is a totally different character” but more that I can see what she went through and those strong pieces that were always there are now the more obvious ones than her shy side. I think I just loved Adam so much that Mia really took a backseat for me!

    Polly123 More than 1 year ago
    The first book “If I Stay” was at least interesting. although I think it should be reedited. “Where She Went” was uninteresting and the author knew it, so she randomly throw in F Bombs to wake her reader up. The story didn’t really begin till you got to around the last 100 pages and quite frankly could have been summed up in less than one chapter. Mia tells Adam she heard his promise when he was at her hospital bed. There now you know everything that happened in this book in one sentence. I recommend you don’t waste your time.

  • Berls More than 1 year ago
    My Initial Reaction... I enjoyed Where She Went even more than If I Stay! The change in POV worked really well - even though it surprised me - and I ended up thankful for it. Note: This review could spoil If I Stay for you if you haven't read it. The Narration... With the change of POV they changed the narrator - which made sense since our voice is now Adam. Dan Bittner died a really good job and somehow it didn't bother me at all having new voices for the characters. The music integrated into Where She Went didn't work quite as well as If I Stay, but it still never felt awkward or dumb. The Good... Where If I Stay felt like a story about family and incredible loss, Where She Went was about picking up the pieces - and what I loved is that it focuses on Adam, rather than Mia. There's a line in Where She Went that I can't quote verbatim, but it's about how loss is a competition in a way - and Mia won (in that she lost the most), because it was her family. But Adam felt the loss too and, as the loser, he had to pick up the pieces on his own. So I loved this angle and the decision to change perspectives. I also liked the decision to move forward in time a few years. It made the emotion about Adam and Mia as a couple work better than if we were just after the accident, where the loss of her parents and little brother would have been the dominant emotions. Now, Mia's life has moved forward and while that loss still matters (always will), their relationship and emotions about that loss/potential is what's at the fore. The Bad... I was just a wee-bit frustrated with the beating around the bush. When there's an elephant in the room, just how long can you ignore it? Mia and Adam definitely pushed that time limit. Not enough to make me bored, but enough to make me yell at them a bit! Concluding Sentiments... I really recommended reading/listening to these two stories - If I Stay and Where She Went are very quick reads and yet both carry quite the emotional kick!

    Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam's point of view. Ever since Mia's decision to stay - but not with him - Adam's career has been on a wonderful trajectory. His album, borne from the anguish and pain of their breakup, has made him a bona fide star. And Mia herself has become a top-rate cellist, playing in some of the finest venues in the world. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite -- with wholly satisfying results.

"You made me stay!" Where She Went

Well, I’m going to do a larger blog about this later in the month, including debuting the jacket copy, which has many clues into the story, but I don’t want to give that away now amidst the WHERE SHE WENT teaser tour, schedule is . But I may even interview the designer to get her to tell you about the process.