Book Review: Where she went ? By Gayle Forman

Title : Where she went?

Author : Gayle Forman

Genre : Fiction

Price : Rs 193.20 ( Amazon – kindle edition), also available as Paperback and audio book.

Where she went is the second part of The bestseller If I stay.

Read the review of If I stay ( Part 1 ) Book Review : If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

Book Blurb : If you had a second chance at love, would you take it?

It has been 3 years since Mia walks out of Adam’s life. And three years he has spent wondering Why? When their paths cross again in New York, Adam and Mia are brought together by a life changing night.

Perfect for fans of John Green and David Levithan, where she went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Review : The ending of Book 1 was abrupt, yet perfect, but it left me wondering about Mia, how she would cope up with the death of her family.

The author brilliantly twisted the fate and as I read, I started hating Mia and felt sympathy for Adam. Why did Mia walk away? What pushed her away from the love which felt so true.

Through Adam, the author has brought out a touching portrayal of one who goes through heartbreak and grief, especially when you do not understand the Why?

Adam is clueless why Mia pushed him away? He goes through depression, shuts even Music from his life, till one day a visit from old friend makes him vomit his feelings as songs that break all the records. Yet, nothing can make him feel complete. That’s the thing with true love. It leaves a void which no one can fill.

Does Adam gets his answers? Does Mia still feel that pull of love? Are they finally able to forgive each other?

Almost everyone in life goes through that kind of love which just leaves you numb when it’s over. It could be the death of a spouse, the children getting busy with their lives, sometimes marriage getting rocky even though you know each other in and out just like Mia and Adam. If years after you cross the path, do you give each other a chance. May be yes, when the tug is so strong.

My Rating 4/5

Recommended Definitely!!

My favourite quotes from the book

  • I’ve come to realize there’s a world of difference between knowing something happened, even knowing why it happened, and believing it.
  • Whoever said that the past isn’t dead had it backward. It’s the future that’s already dead, already played out.
  • Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it’s frozen shut. All of me is frozen shut. And about to shut down completely.

About the author : Gayle Forman is and Award-winning author and has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the JUST ONE Series, I WAS HERE, WHERE SHE WENT and the #1 New York Times bestseller IF I STAY.

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