Title: Where She Went (If I Stay #2)
Author: Gayle Forman
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Paranormal Romance / Realistic Fiction
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 Juilliard’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.
This book will definitely be on my ‘most-loved’ bookshelf LOL Though I do not have it here on Goodreads, I would surely sort my books at home LOL
Okay, I love this books maybe because it is all about Adam Wilde *I would now let my ‘fan girl’ self to take over LOL Isn’t he dreamy? Yes, he is darlings. Though in this book, he obviously had a change of heart. He became isolated, he wants to be alone in most of his free time and he sees nothing interesting in wherever he is and whatever he is doing. He just lost it. He lost interest in everything that matters to him when he lost Mia. It was like, he didn’t want any of it if she isn’t by his side. It was a sad place to be in.
And I must say, that it was indeed cruel for Mia to leave him without a word. She just never come back to Oregon and live her life alone. He deserves better, yeah? I mean, hey, whatever she feels about him, whether she hates him or loathe him or just plain tired of him, he still deserves a goodbye, a decent break-up. But she didn’t give it to him. she left him, devastated and just let distance separate them and eat their past. So I do understand what Adam felt, for the three year that they were separated. Although I haven’t been in the same situation, still, I feel for him. And hey, it is not that easy to lose someone you love the most, yes? And of all people, Mia should know that.
I do not accept Mia’s reason, that she remembers Adam’s promise, his words when he was talking to her in the hospital while she was in a comatose. She says she hated Adam because he let her live, he gave her a reason to go back and now she feels that she’s an orphan, that she has no family anymore and that is because of Adam. What the hell? Sorry but he is the reason that she still lived, that she still accomplished her music career and that she is now rich because of where she is. I know that at the end of the story, she is grateful that she had come back and pursued her career and continued her life but I still was frustrated with her attitude at the bridge. And don’t get me wrong, I love Mia, she’s like the classical musician that I’ve always dreamed to be (but unfortunately my mom didn’t make me attend Piano lessons when I was a child so I grew up on rock and hiphop) but she isn’t to thankful that she had Adam with her. I’m not siding with Adam, guys. I just think that he only promised to leave her and let her be whatever she wants, IF SHE COMES BACK. IF SHE LIVES. It is for her and only her. All he did was to give way and give her what she wanted because he loves her so much. See? Adam Wilde, even though a rock star, is an overly sensitive and generous boyfriend to Mia.
I love the story. I love how it can be so tragic and romantic at the same time. I love how the characters complement one’s attitude and behavior. I love how Mia and Adam came back together, like it was an obvious ending. I love how it was full of drama. I love how it was mainly on Adam’s perspective. I love everything about this book! Especially the short song lyrics before every other chapter. So nice, real and relating to the story. I love it!
Okay, enough with their attitude and reactions. I just wanna say that this books is one of the best books I’ve read. This sequel, If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman, is a must read. It is very emotional. Sensitive readers might want to buy a box of tissue and place it at arm’s length when reading this. I definitely recommend this to all of you guys!