Where She Went

Where She Went by Gayle Forman is a captivating romance novel about a young former boyfriend and girlfriend, Mia Hall and Adam Wilde.  Three years ago their lives were changed forever when Mia’s family was killed in a fatal car accident.  It has also been three years since Mia abandoned life with her boyfriend in Oregon to pursue her aspiring dream of cello-playing at Juilliard.  Living on opposite sides of the country now, Mia in New York and Adam with his celebrity girlfriend and rock star status in Los Angeles.  But when Adam becomes stuck in New York when on tour,  he attends one of Mia’s performances.  Adam soon acquires the information that Mia has graduated from Juilliard and is becoming very popular in the world of classical music.  Following the performance, Mia called Adam backstage and they end up spending a captivating night touring the city.   By the end of the night, they start arguing over the past three years and why Mia had abandoned him.  Unfortunately, this results with both of them storming off  in a fit of rage.  Once they have had some time to collect themselves they meet back up at a bakery to apologize for the things that were said and explain themselves.  Eventually, they decide on going to Mia’s apartment and the final decision is up to them to decide.  Will they go their separate ways, or will they stay together?



Where She Went by Gayle Forman is a captivating novel about two people coming back together after a tragic accident that separated them.  What really intrigued me about this book was how well the author captures the feelings of the characters.  I was also drawn to this book because it is told from Adam’s point of view, and I enjoyed how he recalls the time of the accident.  If I Stay, the first book in the sequel, doesn’t really go into depth on  how the tragedy is affecting him, because it only focuses on Mia’s struggle to wake up.  However I would not recommend this book to a younger audience because of some content and language that might be inappropriate to younger viewers.  Overall, this is a captivating novel about hope and and the start of a new relationship.


Author: Gayle Forman

Genre: Realistic Fiction