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So amazingly written!!! (Gayle Forman) did a spectacular job with "Where she went" i love how in, "if i stay" Mia hall.. was talking us through her.. thoughts and the whole story of the book, But in "Where she went" This time Adam wilde, was talking to us and telling the story.. it was amazing to read. both Perspectives of the books, It all came together perfectly! i didn't want it too end, cause I was on this crazy Emotional rollercoaster and it felt great!!!, But yet i loved the ending and (Gayle forman) did perfect at rapping up the story in a beautiful bow, Highly recommended book!
So many feelings! This was not how I expected the story to continue, but it was so good!!! I have mixed feelings about the ending though. Can't say much without spoiling the book, but it was definitely worth the read (and worth a whole day of reading!)
Where She Went is a wonderful sequel to If I Stay. I like how this novel is told in the perspective of the main male character. It is setup in a similar fashion as the first book with the present descriptions and the flashbacks. Where She Went is filled with grief and healing. It is a soothing balm for all readers. The ending is absolutely beautiful (I definitely teared up a bit)! :)
I loved If I Stay and Where She Went very much. It was a mystery all the way and i couldnt put the books down. Read each of them in 2 days. I loved the endings too. I will read more of this author. Hope she writes more books in the future.
I read and watched if i stay and i didn't like the ending so i decided to read where she went but I wasn't satisfied with it either. The story is from Adams point of view and happens 3 years after if i stay. The whole story happens in like 2 days and every second chapter is a random flashback mostly about the band wich has nothing to do with the story.
These books are amazing. Every page is suspenseful and left me wondering what happens next. This is an amazing author.
I read If I Stay, and absolutely loved it!! This book is also amazing! I suggest you read it!! I LOVE THE ENDING!!!!!! but, no I wont spoil it for you.
I believe that this is the worst rating I have ever given a book. It was one of those rare books that I felt obligated to read, dream walked through it, and came out of it like nothing changed. The whole book didn't impact me at all, and I didn't feel anything at they key parts. My suggestion to those that enjoyed the first book is to not read this one, because it kind of destroyed the first book's concepts for me. However, one can do whatever one wants. The ending was too predictable, but also too awkward that if it had ended any differently, the whole story would be too open ended. I read this for closure, and too less was given. 2/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
I hated this book, but for reasons you're probably not thinking. It made me so sad!
No really, I liked this book so much more than I liked If I Stay (which I hated). At first I wasn't happy about switch narratives to Adam, but then I was happy to see things from his point of view.
And, let's be honest, this story is not realistic. At all.
I didn't like this one as much as If I Stay. I couldn't really get into it and forced myself to read it. But Gayle Forman's writing is beautiful and it's hard not to like. I really did like this series and enjoyed reading it.
Good book! Honestly have to say it was not as good as If I Stay, but definitely still worth the read.
The ending was brilliantly written to wrap up these two books.
When I read the first book i thought it couldn't get better, but it did. I could not have guessed what was going to happen to Mia and Adam. From the beginning to the end, I was hung up and I couldn't stop reading. It was really great to have Adam's POV.
Beautifully written sequel with Adam's song lyrics setting the stage for various revelations about his feelings of grief and loss after the events that took place since the end of If I Stay. This book was deep and honest about how people deal with grief in different ways and how they can inadvertently hurt those they love as a result. I appreciated the hopeful ending where healing is beginning.
This book has become one of my all time favorite books. It was more interesting and I was really excited to read Adam's POV and was not let down. I loved it even more than If I Stay
A wonderful read. I love that it is predictable, and yet flows in an unpredictable way.
Sequel to If I Stay, this book takes place three years after Mia wakes up. This time, the plot heavily focuses on the life of Adam. I personally really enjoyed this book and think it is just as great, if not, better than the predecessor. It has the perfect ending to their story and almost made me tear up.
It is a very sad story as although Adam did become a successful singer, his “soul” is greatly suffering. Mia has left Adam three years ago and he is now in a shaky relationship with his celebrity girlfriend. Every time he sings at concerts now, he feels no passion and love for his rock music and is very anxious about his deadly long tour. Eventually, he and Mia meet and try to rekindle their love-filled life from the past. It is written in a beautiful way that allows the reader to further connect with Adam’s life.
This story excellently explores the themes of devastation of lost loved ones and being hopeful to restore peace into a person’s life. These themes are portrayed in a very realistic, but very heart-warming way. The moral of the story portrays the significance and the beauty of having loved ones play a great role in someone’s life.
I also liked the protagonist, Adam. The story is told from his point of view and I think it is full of emotion and very honest. It is very easy to understand and connect with him and his battles against himself and society. I am really happy for his transformation at the end.
This book was not the strong sequel that I was hoping for. I did enjoy hearing Adam's side; unlike the writing in the first book. However, hearing his side didn't help me to like him very much. He was a bit self-centered and whiny. Overall, it was worth the read, especially if you enjoyed the first book.
I wasn't really a fan of Adam, so I could have lived without this book. To me, he was very self centered. In the first book, the last thing he did was "set her free" and in this one, he wants to get her back.
Interessant, une fois tu start a lire tu peux plus arreter! Adoret autant que le premier
I actually enjoyed this one a lot more than its predecessor. Can't really say why for sure but I just did. Mia's tragedy from the first book is tragic obviously but seeing what happens to one person she's chosen to cut off. Grief affects everyone different and sometimes you feel grief in situations where you less expected.
It's been three years since [If I Stay]. Mia and Adam are both highly successful in their brands of music and haven't spoken to one another face to face since Mia left for Julliard. E-mail correspondence dropped suddenly soon after. Adam is in New York, his schedule with his successful band cleared for the day, and happens to come across the fact that Mia is playing that night. Mia sees him and calls him backstage after the show.
There's a lot of awkwardness between the two and a lot of hurt. On both sides and it's great watching Adam understand that as much as Mia understands that she should have handled the situation better but couldn't. It's not as depressing a read as the previous book, you pretty much know how this is going to end, but it is heartstring pulling on its own for different reason.
If you liked the first one, you'll like this one.
A stark and unapologetic look at the decisions that are made at times of great despair which lead to painful misunderstandings. More heartfelt than If I Stay, this sequel touches the soul by bringing a promise of a good future for Mia and Adam. Beautiful story.
I started and finished both If I Stay and this book within twenty four hours of starting them. Gayle Forman is a wonderful writer and I fell completely in love with Mia and Adam. I wish I could keep reading about them, but I am so happy I got two books from their story. Very beautiful writing