Tuesday, 13 May 2014

REVIEW: Where She Went

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)Where She Went by Gayle Forman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have never read a book this fast on a weekday when I'm meant to be doing other things. But how couldn't I? Gayle Forman basically grabbed me from the first sentence and then there was no going back.

Where She went is the second and final novel in the If I Stay series. And boy, was it something. I can't go into too much on the plot of this story without giving out spoilers from the first book. However, Where She Went does take place three years after the events of If I Stay - Three years after Mia was forced to make a decision over if she will stay or leave.

The novel, told from Adam's perspective, was just as moving as the first one was. I loved how real it felt. How I felt as though I was able to understand Adam's emotions, understand the decisions he made and understand what was going through his head. It showed how people can change - whether it be for better or for worse - all because of one event. I loved how at the beginning of every second chapter were snippets of Adam's lyrics of his songs. This gave the book a greater depth to the story as you were able to see not only how he transferred his feelings into songs, but it shows another layer of how Mia has affected him.

I have never come across a book that gave me the urge to read it while at school and read for basically the whole night to find out what happened. Where She Went will hold a very special place in my heart and it is not something that I will forget anytime soon. It has now become my favourite book, something that hasn't changed since I read Divergent. Gayle Forman will forever be one of my favourite authors as she is able to create a touching, moving, realistic and relatable series that really makes you value what you have.

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