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Where She Went by Gayle Forman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, realistic-fiction, bookers-tour-read, favourites, romance-awww, tear-jerker, read-in-2011, swoon-worthy-read, favourite-of-2011
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from March 18 to 19, 2011

Visuals for Adam http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com...

"She kissed me good-bye. She told me that she loved me more than life itself. Then she stepped through security.
She never came back."


Note: My review is not going to do this book justice. I don't think I can possibly express how awesome Where She Went is.

Wow! Where She Went is an intense and breathtaking read. I have to admit I enjoyed If I Stay but I wouldn't say I loved it. But Where She Went is one the BEST books I have ever read. It made my heart ache, it made me smile and of course cry my eyes out (within the first 50 pages might I add).

This story really got under my skin. It consumed my thoughts and I HAD TO read it all in one sitting otherwise I would have been a complete mess. I had to know whether Adam and Mia where going to be okay? Whether they were going to move on or get back together? Because Adam and Mia are characters that you get completely and utterly emotionally invested in.

What to say about Adam? He is intense, broken and flawed (and another musician ~swoons~). The way Forman writes I felt like I could feel every bit of his pain (and it hurt like hell).

Mia, I adore too. I thought I would be mad with her for breaking Adam's heart. But I understood why Mia choose to make that decision to leave Adam thanks to Forman writing such well crafted and believable characters.

The writing is the kind I love - simple yet beautiful and powerful. There are parts of Adam's song lyrics at the beginning of most chapters. I really love books that music plays an important part of and Forman really expresses both Adam's and Mia's passion for music.

Overall, I am just blown away by the heart in this story. Where She Went is a must read for everyone!

***A FAVOURITE READ OF 2011***

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALEXA FOR SHARING YOUR COPY. YOU ARE THE BEST

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Quotes Nic Liked

Gayle Forman
“It's my turn to see you through,' she whispers, coming back to me and wrapping me in her blanket as I lose my shit all over again. She holds me until I recover my Y chromosome.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Gayle Forman
“I look at her there in the shadows of the shut-down city, her hair falling onto her face, and I can see her trying to figure out if I’ve lost it. And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Gayle Forman
“I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Gayle Forman
“You don’t share me. You own me.”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went

Gayle Forman
“You?' is all I can manage to choke out.

'Always me,' she replies softly, bashfully. 'Who else?”
Gayle Forman, Where She Went


Reading Progress

03/18/2011 page 2
1.0% "Excited but also nervous to read this. Worried that it is going to make me cry...." 9 comments
03/18/2011 page 50
19.0% "Only 50 pages in already want to cry. Poor Adam. I am going to lock myself away later for a couple of hours and read it in one sitting otherwise I am going to be a mess!" 2 comments
05/18/2016 marked as: read

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~Tina~ wooohooo!


Cass -  Words on Paper SO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW!!


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Elsa I'm with Cass, so Jealous! :)


message 4: by Sheree (new) - added it

Sheree me too :)


Isamlq ditto :)


Janelle Ah! So want to read this NOW ;) Looking forward to the review.


~Tina~ wOOt! 5Stars! Can't wait to hear what you think!
ADAM!! <3


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Elsa All this love for Adam makes me want to love him also! :)


Missie Gah! I'm so happy!


Arlene YayZZZZ Glad you loved it. I want to read it again. I'm buying it as soon as it's released. Adam... *sigh*


message 11: by Nic (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nic Adam *sighs along with you*


Arlene XD


Jasprit Love the review! Can't wait to read this book!!!


~Tina~ ~bonces~ ADAM!!! <3
Awesome review babe!! SO glad you loved this one. Can't freaken wait till I own this!!


papalbina i only need to know one thing. there is a happy ending?? because i've been waiting for this one to read the two books at the same time, but i need something with happy ending right now :P


Alexa Great review; so happy you loved this book! :')


Flannery I think I'm going to listen to this one since I listened to the first--I can only imagine what they did with the music. I am almost peeing myself I am so excited:)


message 18: by Anna (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anna Jeez, I really need this book! It's already available at bookdepository but my item status is "Awaiting publication". WTF??? Right now I hate them!!!!!


~Tina~ The book can't be released till April 5th. It's available for per-order which gives you a purchase hold on the book but they can't delivery it till after the publication date.
This book is so worth the wait:)


message 20: by Teccc (last edited Mar 23, 2011 09:22AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Teccc Tina, TBD has sent me a pre-order-release eMail for 'Where she went' yesterday. That means they will ship it within the next 48 hours. They do not always wait until the official release date. Not sure why...


~Tina~ Really?!? Well, dame.


Arlene I can't wait to get my own copy to read this again.

BTW... agreed.... Alexa is the BESTEST. XD


oliviasbooks Teccc wrote: "Tina, TBD has sent me a pre-order-release eMail for 'Where she went' yesterday. That means they will ship it within the next 48 hours. They do not always wait until the official release date. Not ..."

I got that mail, too.


message 24: by Anna (last edited Mar 23, 2011 01:22PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Anna Why did I not receive that mail? )o: I want this book soooo bad....


message 25: by Nic (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nic @ Papalbina - I can't say....you really don't want me to spoil it for you do you?

@ Flannery - I want to own this on Audio as well as print. Did you see the trailer? I hope that is the voice for the audio ~swoons~.

@ Anna, Olivia & Teccc - I hope your copy comes early :)

@ Arlene & Tina - I HEART ADAM <3

@ Jasprit - I think you will love this :)

@ Alexa - Thank you again. You are the best :)


Misrabelle Reading it, I was picturing Adam as much like Adam Jones of Tool. Well a younger version of him anyway...
http://s11.allstarpics.net/images/ori...

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/4...

http://i.fanpix.net/images/orig/m/g/m...

*swoons*


message 27: by Nic (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nic Misrabelle he definitely reminds me of Adam :)


Emily M. Tina just so you know I bought the book on amazon and I got it already. You should try again because at fist it wouldn't let me but I just kept trying. And it eventually worked!


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