Where She Went by Gayle Forman (spoiler free book review)

Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I StayWhere 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.
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5 of 5 stars
 ★ ★ ★ ★

Where She Went takes place three years in the future. Written from Adam's point of view, it is just as, if not more, emotional than If I Stay. Adam, along with the rest of the band, has reached a point in his career that he'd been dreaming of his whole life. He has the fame, the fortune, and people absolutely love him. Mia is on track to becoming a world phenomenon in the classical music world. After the accident that took her parents and brother's lives, Mia threw herself into to recovery and went on to Julliard, leaving a very confused Adam behind. But one night, fate decides to reunite them and they are both forced to revisit the past and see what it is that went astray. Adam swore to do whatever it took if it meant that Mia would stay, and she intends to keep him to his word. Like If I Stay, the story shifts between past and present in a gut wrenching, tear inducing way that makes you think, What would I do if that was me? In this stunning conclusion to Adam and Mia's story, lines are drawn, erased, and things that should have been forgotten with time, are brought back in order to move forward. A roller coaster of emotions, Where She Went will leave you wanting more. 


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