Book Review: Where She Went
It’s been three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life.
And three years he’s spent wondering why.
When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night.
Adam finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay their past to rest, for good – or can you really have a second chance at first love?
ashley | After devouring If I Stay by Gayle Forman and being so incredibly moved and inspired by it, of course I was going to pick up the follow up, Where She Went. This picked up a few years after the former, Adam is a rock star and Mia is a successful cellist and they cross paths again for one night.
I was really looking forward to seeing how all of this played out. I deeply related to Mia in the first book and reading through this, understood why she might walk away from Adam after everything, why she might need to find herself away from everything she knew, but when I found the truth about why she really walked away, well I guess I was kind of disappointed.
I felt like it kind of contradicted everything I took from the first book, that her reasons for staying weren’t really all that inspiring, it was mostly just for a boy, and then she started to resent that boy, so she left him and everything behind. This blunt reality is probably very realistic and I wouldn’t have wanted the sequel to just be some mushy, unrealistic chick lit piece, but I just kind of wish that things had been left where they were after the first book.
That said, it was still a great read and a good way to extend these two relatable and lovable characters. As before, I love that music is such a foundation for the book and for the relationships between the characters. I can’t say that I enjoyed this more than If I Stay, like a few people have said, but it’s definitely worth the quick read.