Where She Went by Gayle Forman

82%

15 Critic Reviews

Having spent If I Stay in Mia's head, readers are, like Adam, thrust into a state of unknowing regarding Mia's thoughts and motivations. It's an extremely effective device, and one that makes this reunion all the more heartrending.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed If I Stay

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.

And don't miss Gayle's newest novel, JUST ONE DAY and the forthcoming companion, JUST ONE YEAR.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Gayle Forman

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Gayle Forman (www.gayleforman.com) is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Speak. 274 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Aug 05 2011

Although their story is compressed into 24 hours, both characters spring to life, and their pain-filled back story and current realities provide depth and will hold readers fast.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Rosa.Reader on Nov 11 2014

...in my eyes the ending was brilliant, though I pretty much guessed it was going to happen (it really needed to). I loved the transformation of Adam throughout his night spent with Mia, ending with his many revelations about the band, his new girlfriend and Mia herself.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Feb 28 2011

Having spent If I Stay in Mia's head, readers are, like Adam, thrust into a state of unknowing regarding Mia's thoughts and motivations. It's an extremely effective device, and one that makes this reunion all the more heartrending.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Robert James on Apr 01 2012

Massive recommendation as one of the very best contemporary novels I've read this year - and it's been an incredibly good year for contemporary!

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Teen Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Apr 05 2011

If IF I STAY was a gut punch of a book, WHERE SHE WENT is more of a slow burn, the kind of ache you get after a hundred sit-ups or a 10-mile run.

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City Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg on Oct 16 2012

Where She Went is one of the most beautiful contemporary novels that I’ve read.

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Common Sense Media

Good
Reviewed by Sandie Angulo Chen on Jan 01 2011

Forman again expertly explores tough topics such as grief and letting go of love.

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The Daily Fig

Good
Reviewed by Victoria Testa on Jun 27 2011

Where She Went by Gayle Forman draws a vivid portrait of how breakable the heart is.

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Greenwood Public Library

Good
Reviewed by Taryn on Jul 13 2011

Fans of If I Stay will find that its sequel is just as beautiful and moving.

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WAPL Teens

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Apr 29 2011

Fans of the first book should not miss out on Where She Went, and fans of romances like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist or series like Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling books will enjoy the fated story of Adam and Mia.

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Seventeen

Excellent
Reviewed by Cosmo Girl on Mar 28 2011

Where She Went is sure to fulfill your craving for Gayle's lyrical writing, and plunge you right back into Adam and Mia's drama-filled world.

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Madison Public Library/Dream Big Read

Good
Reviewed by Molly on Aug 15 2011

I wouldn't normally be drawn to the perspective of an angsty twenty-something guy musician, but Adam Wild is a special character.

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Hollywood Crush

Good
Reviewed by Amy Wilkinson on Apr 05 2011

'Where She Went' is an honest, intriguing follow-up to 'If I Stay'.

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The Overflowing Library

Good
Reviewed by kirsty on Apr 28 2011

The final ending was awesome and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I love nothing more than a book that finishes well which this certainly did.

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Ezine Articles

Above average
Reviewed by Lynai Lamason on Jan 01 2011

What I also love about this book (and If I Stay, too) is how music played a major part in the lives of the characters.

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