Monday, June 27, 2011

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

PhotobucketWhere She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman, read by Dan Bittner

Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Age Level: Young Adult
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Buy: Amazon | IndieBound

Goodreads 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. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I StayWhere She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Love love love love love. I really don't know what else to say. This book is now on my "favorites" book shelf. I listened to the audiobook version, and I couldn't stop. I found excuses to continue and almost listened straight through! I loved Where She Went even more than If I Stay. It's beautifully written, almost lyrical, and told from Adam's perspective. It's a story about grief, closure, and hope.

I thought Dan Bittner did an excellent job as the voice of Adam. He captured the rocker attitude and Adam's emotions well. I look forward to listening to him in Shiver and Linger as well when I prep for the release of Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3)!

I don't want to give anything away so I'm going to keep this short and just say... if you haven't read If I Stay then do so now, and pick up Where She Went with it so you can read them back to back. You will not regret it! I can't wait to see what Gayle Forman has in store for us next. I will read anything she writes.
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