The place She Went is the sequel to If I Remain, and this time we pay attention to Adam’s voice. It is really really sometime considering that that fatal incident that killed Mia’s parents and her small brother, Denny. Mia entered Juilliard and is a speedy growing well-liked cellist. Adam, on the other hand, is getting the time of his lifestyle dwelling the lifestyle of a renowned rock star. Or so it appears to be. For the reason that Adam Wilde is wallowing in melancholy and despair. What took place after Mia woke up? Why did Adam and Mia individual? Much more critical, what took place to Adam after Mia woke up? The place She Went answers these issues and picks up the story 3 several years after If I Remain ended.

For all of its 272 web pages (my duplicate is in PDF), The place She Went is heavy, emotionally. I can truly feel Adam’s soreness correct from the minute I begun the initial chapter. A couple of web pages in the direction of the ending, I was actually sobbing. If If I Remain is tragic, The place She Went is downright heart-breaking. If I Remain is more metaphysical, The place She Went is more practical. These two excellent books is a perfect pair – after looking through the initial you simply cannot wait around to go on with the sequel. Gayle Forman writes with these enthusiasm and raw emotion, and I like how she correctly shifts from flashback to the current, and vice versa.

Permitting go. Closure. These are the central themes in this book. Who wouldn’t get psychological with these type of issues? What I also love about this book (and If I Remain, much too) is how songs performed a significant element in the lives of the characters. Whilst I am not much too familiar with most of the songs and singers pointed out (I am neither a punk rock chick nor a classical songs gal), I am fascinated with how Adam and Mia are brought together and are torn aside by their enthusiasm for songs.

I especially love this element:

“Live performance won’t indicate standing up like a focus on in front of countless numbers of strangers. It suggests coming together. It suggests harmony.” (p.243)

The place She Went finishes correctly, for me that is, and for a minute just before I reached the remaining chapter, I was fervently hoping that I can deal with the ending. Which fortunately I did simply because Gayle Forman wasn’t that cruel ample to thoroughly break my heart into pieces and make me put up with from rhinitis thanks to extreme crying (exaggerated, I know, but that was how psychological this book is). This has been a person of my most effective reads for this 12 months, and I strongly advise this to absolutely everyone.


“You know, I considered about that a lot these final couple of several years,” she suggests in a choked voice. “About who was there for you. Who held your hand while you grieved for all that you‘d shed?” (p.254).

Oh, tears.

five stars.

Supply by Lynai Lamason