{REVIEW} Where She Went by Gayle Forman

 


WHERE SHE WENT
by Gayle Forman

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pub Date: Apr 7, 2012
Publisher: Speak
Length: 264 pages
Spoilers: Marked
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synopsis

It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future – and each other.


thoughts

Flashbacks
Like the first book, this one utilized a lot of flashbacks. They acted as memories that were triggered by current events. Yet, it didn’t work as well in this book as it did in the first one. I found myself annoyed by the flashbacks since so many of them seemed irrelevant. Though, maybe this was because I wanted to know more about Mia and less about Adam, which wasn’t gonna happen since the sequel is told from Adam’s POV.

Pacing
I’m not sure if this supposed to be one of those fast reads because it is such a small book, but it sure did take me a while. Maybe it had to do with the constant flashbacks. Or maybe it was because I just didn’t feel the emotion that was supposed to be there, but this book took me some time to finish. And I constantly found myself putting it down and looking for other things to do.

Whiny, Emo Kids aka “Adam”
Did I not mention already how disappointed I was that Adam was the narrator in this book? Not enough? Good, because I was very disappointed. I felt nothing for Adam in this sequel. I didn’t care where he came from or where he was going or what he wanted. All I read about was a whiny little emo kid with too much of everything. Like… get over it. Make something of yourself. It’s not that hard. I have no sympathy for you. -.-


spoilers

The ending. The ending! The ENDING! I was soooo freakin’ happy about the ending because of how they got back together. However, I was also a little upset about how it happened… Hm… Part of it felt like it was… forced, perhaps? I mean, I loved it, but it felt… wrong. I can’t explain it much better than that. So, I hope you can understand if you’ve read the book.


three


finish the series

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