Where She Went

Where She Went

eBook - 2011
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Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781101476321
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 p.)


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Apr 11, 2021

Sorry book, but I couldn't make it to the finish line.

Mar 08, 2021

Gayle Forman has done it again. Where She Went is the sequel to If I Stay and is a book that will allow you to step into a bad-boys footsteps who still has a soft spot for his ex-girlfriend, Mia. This book follows Adam, a small town boy turned rock star as he battles addiction, the love of past and present, and crazed paparazzi. But, when a person from Adam’s past returns to his life, his bad-boy status and lifestyle takes a turn for the better. This book is perfect for fans of Young Adult literature, romance, and action.
I loved how relatable this book was. Whether it was because of the talk of addiction that Adam faces or the fact that love lives on within a teen boy, this book was one I thoroughly enjoyed and read through fast.
Star Rating : 9/10
Age Rating : 14+

Jul 10, 2019

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!

Mar 27, 2018

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!)

Jan 06, 2018

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)! :)

Sep 30, 2017

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.

Aug 08, 2017

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.

May 26, 2017

These books are amazing. Every page is suspenseful and left me wondering what happens next. This is an amazing author.

Jan 30, 2017

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.

Jan 17, 2017

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

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Jul 10, 2019

Kissing her on the forehead "You don't share me. You own me."

Dec 31, 2016

“Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it's the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open.” Gayle Foreman

Jun 05, 2015

“You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone.”
~Mia Hall, "Where She Went" by Gayle Forman

“First you inspect me. Then you dissect me. Then you reject me. I wait for the day. That you'll resurrect me.”
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Ólive May 23, 2012

"where she went, care about yourself and achieve you goal haha"

paigers9081 Jun 04, 2011

Every morning I wake up and I tell myself this: It's just one day, one twenty-four hour period to get yourself through.


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Nov 27, 2014

Sexual Content: It doesn't say anything, but u know that they, um, "Get Close" almost at the end of the book. But it doesn't say anything about it.

Ólive May 23, 2012

Coarse Language: also so funny for inmature kids who likes to say the language so much. however, definitely for teens.

paigers9081 Jun 07, 2011

Coarse Language: Although funny, this book does contain language that I don't recommend for younger audiences. Definitely for teens!!!


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Mar 21, 2019

This book was okay, not better than the first book but great to getting to know how both characters live life to the fullest. I think it's something teens should read. It is great to see how the main character goes through life from a different point of view, how this character sees Mia raise herself knowing that her family is gone. Imagine going through that, all alone but knowing you have closest people b your side.

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