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Where she went, Gayle Forman

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Where she went
Title
Where she went
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Gayle Forman
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2011.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2013.
Review
  • Gr 9 Up — Three years after the tragic accident that killed the family of his former girlfriend, Mia Hall, the now-famous rock star Adam Wilde finds himself at New York City's Carnegie Hall for Mia's breakout cello concert. Convinced that merely hearing her play will be enough to satisfy his curiosity, Adam hides in the audience but is stunned when she asks him to come backstage after the show. Their awkward reunion sparks a night of painful reminiscing, heartbreaking closure, and hopeful discoveries. Using the voice of Adam, Forman continues the gripping narrative started in If I Stay (Dutton, 2009). After months of rehab from the car accident, Mia leaves Oregon for the east coast to attend the prestigious Juilliard School. Adam remains on the west coast to pursue his own rising musical career as the lead in his band. Mysteriously Mia cuts off all contact with him. Simultaneously freed and abandoned, Adam plunges into a depression, which also fuels the writing that launches his band to stardom. This novel is best suited to readers familiar with the first book. However, Forman convincingly establishes the relationship with flashbacks and Adam's current angst. Though not as poignant as its predecessor, this book has compelling characters and a romance so deliciously fated that readers will be willing to suspend believability and embrace the growing mood of a fairy tale. Fans of the exceptional first novel won't be able to put this one down.—Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD --Lynn Rashid (Reviewed March 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 3, p161)
  • /* Starred Review */ "I know it's really cheesy—crass even—to compare my being dumped to the accident that killed Mia's family, but I can't help it. Because for me, at any rate, the aftermath felt exactly the same." Forman follows up her bestselling If I Stay with a story that is equally if not more powerful, set three years after the previous book and told from the perspective of Mia's former boyfriend, Adam. Mia and Adam haven't seen each other since she left for Juilliard, deserting him just months after emerging from her coma. Adam's anguish found an outlet in songwriting, and the resulting album, Collateral Damage, has become a sensation, turning Adam and his band into bona fide rock stars, though he's barely keeping it together. Mia's career as a cellist is taking off as well, and a chance meeting in New York City gives Mia and Adam the opportunity to exorcise the ghosts of their past. Having spent If I Stay in Mia's head, readers are, like Adam, thrust into a state of unknowing regarding Mia's thoughts and motivations. It's an extremely effective device, and one that makes this reunion all the more heartrending. Ages 14–up. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 28, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 09, p)
  • In this compelling sequel to If I Stay (2009), Forman fast forwards three years in the lives of Mia and Adam, two budding musicians. They had been lovers, bound by an intimate and painful past that included the accidental death of Mia's family in an automobile accident. Whereas the prior title focused on Mia and her decision to remain alive as her body lay in a hospital between life and death, this book focuses on Adam, now an angst-ridden rock star. This installment reintroduces the pair as virtual strangers who have not interacted since Mia left for college three years prior and cut off communication with Adam. Unsurprisingly the power of music reunites the couple in a chance meeting at Carnegie Hall, where Mia, now a world-renowned cellist, takes center stage. Their reunion sets off a fast-paced, one-night tour of New York City, who in which Mia introduces Adam to her favorite haunts and new reality. Throughout the night, they both struggle to make sense of their feelings and to find closure, all revealed in Adam's agonized present-tense narration. Although their story is compressed into 24 hours, both characters spring to life, and their pain-filled back story and current realities provide depth and will hold readers fast. (Fiction. YA)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
390042
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forman, Gayle
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 800
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • 9-12
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Reading level
  • 5.1.
  • 5.1
  • 5.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
If I stay
Series volume
2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations in adolescence
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • First loves
  • Teenage musicians
  • Rock music
  • Cello
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Emotional problems
  • Grief
  • Rock music
  • Cello
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Cello
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • First loves
  • Interpersonal relations in adolescence
  • Rock music
  • Teenage musicians
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Where she went, Gayle Forman
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Publication
Note
Sequel to: If I stay
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn535490690
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780525422945
Lccn
2010013474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)535490690
Label
Where she went, Gayle Forman
Publication
Note
Sequel to: If I stay
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn535490690
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780525422945
Lccn
2010013474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)535490690

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