Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Source:  Won/Giveaway
Released:  May 5th 2011
Published by:  Doubleday Childrens
Page Count is 260 pages
Buy It:  Bookdepository | Amazon
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.  (Description from Goodreads.com)

*Warning:  This review contains spoilers.*

I fell in love with Adam Wilde in If I Stay where he was a gentleman and a complete romantic.  To read Where She Went from his perspective was incredibly painful and a shock for me.  I could not handle the bitterness of Rock Star Adam at points.  It was just so different from the character I fell in love with before.  Without Mia, he was empty, cold, bitter, alone...

I'm a wreck right now after spending most of my hot afternoon day crying my eyes out reading this book.  After what Adam went through I just couldn't help but remember every miserable moment I suffered in relationships over the past few years and I broke down.  Where She Went was heart-wrenching and beautiful to read.  I couldn't put it down!

When Mia walked away - again, out of Adam's life, I was scared.  Even though a giant anvil was lift off his shoulders after their epic exchange of words, I couldn't help but feel frantic reading along.  When Mia showed back up on page 204 I let out a breath I didn't realize I was holding in.  I was relieved for both Adam and Mia.  There was so much still left unsaid between the two!  


Where She Went is by far the best book I have read this year so far.  I don't see how another book could compare at this point.  (Watch me be proven wrong next month very easily).


Where She Went was given to me through the author, Gayle Forman courteously of a contest.  This in no way affected or influenced my review for the novel.  If you would like to contact me about my rating or review please email me at amateurvoice.kp (at) hotmail (dot) com.




~ Kelsa P. ~

6 comments:

  1. Reader's seem to be very over emotional today! I found this one a little bland compared to the first but I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

    ComaCalm's Corner

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  2. ComaCalm,
    I think part of it was I was WAY overdue for a good cry, too. Lol!

    Kelsa P.

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  3. Oh I thought this one was way more emotional than the first one. I didn't shed a tear in the first one. But this one, I felt nothing but anger at Mia and pity for Adam. I was so hopeful for the outcome. Kelsa you need to put a spoiler alert on your review.

    I'm glad you loved it! But it's early days to be proclaiming a favorite. I've already done that twice now. And there are so many others out there. Don't forget Wolfsbane. I know you loved the first in that series.

    Heather

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  4. Heather,
    You're right about the spoiler. I should tag that, shouldn't I? *scamper off to fix it* Voila! :D

    I cry in If I Stay when Teddy died (I couldn't help but think of Geoffrey) and when Adam asked her to stay. In Where She Went I cried, like...through all of it I think Lol!

    I like claiming this as a top contender for me this year. That just means others have to impress me even more with their awesomeness now, like Wolfsbane! :D

    Kelsa P.

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I love comments and enjoy reading them so don't be shy! You know you want to. ;) I do my best to respond to everyone's comments when I can. If your following me and I haven't returned the favor, let me know! Happy blogging!

~Kelsa

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