Thursday 16 August 2012

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

This is the first book that made me obsessed with reading. This is the book that made me want to write down what I felt when reading. This is the book that made me want to document my thoughts after reading something that affected me, whether in a good way or bad.

Where She Went is simply amazing.

Where She Went starts three years after where we said goodbye in If I Stay. It takes place three years after the death of Mia's family, three years after Mia left to Julliard without Adam and three years after Adam broke down and then became a worldwide rock star.

I don't want to go on and dissect Where She Went to only tell you that every minute part is beautiful and heartbreaking.

Adam's voice is filled to the brim with raw emotion, his thoughts so honest and heartfelt. That's probably one of the things I love the most about this book, the honesty is Adam's narration, no matter how painful.

The prose and plot take a backseat, no matter how good they are. The relationship between Mia and Adam is the highlight of the book, there are no gimmicks and no love triangles, just two people walking around New York, talking and being together.

Where She Went is stripped back to only emotions, straight from the heart. It's like reading a diary, a train of thoughts, untampered with and pure.

I loved how the story unfolded and how the truth finally came out for both characters. It ended with a hope of something happy, something they both deserve - a perfect ending.

Safe to say, one of my very favourite books centered around love, forgiveness and honesty.

Music choice: It's hard to add a music choice to a book that is so focused on the love of music. But. Here goes. Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional - 'My heart is yours to fill or burst, to break or bury, or wear as jewelry, which ever you prefer'

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