Sunday, September 28, 2014

Where She Went



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



After reading If I Stay, I read the Sequel, Where She Went.  Continuing on Alex and Mia’s love story, but after waking up, Mia decides to go to Julliard and leave Adam. He didn't take that to well. But years later, he got famous with his band, Shooting Stars and got a celebrity girlfriend. Mia and Alex always dream about each other and hope to see each other again and make amends. This story was told in Adam’s perspective and the first book was told in Mia’s perspective. I really enjoyed this book because it taught me a lesson, forgiving is hard, but becoming friends again or getting back together is harder.

               I think Forman portrayed the lesson/theme very well with Adam and Mia’s forgiveness. Even though it took most of the book, it was well worth it. It was very dramatic and descriptive. The drama is what makes the book interesting and romantic.

               I would recommend this book to readers who like romance and are patient. The book goes slow. Also it’s a very “cheesy” romance, but it’s cute. The book is very realistic and gives you a good view of reality for relationships, and people after high school. Overall, a lesson I learned from the entire series is that life throws you challenges, and no matter what you got to stick through and not let it stop you from your goal.