{Teen Review} Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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It’s time for our next stop in our week-long Teen Read Week celebration. with lots of fun things planned, including reviews from four fabulous teens. So far this week, we’ve posted:

Today, we got to sit down with Meredith to dish all things Adam and Where She Went by Gayle Forman.

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How do you choose what book you’re reading next?

I have a reading list that is continuously growing. It depends on my mood whether I read an action novel or romance. Most of my reading recommendations come from friends.

Who is the boy or girl character that makes you swoon the most?

Augustus Waters has made me swoon the most because of his sensitive character and beautiful choice of words. He reached out to Hazel even when she didn’t want. He was determined to be the positive force in her life that lightened the pain that demanded to be felt.

How much does cover art influence you?

The cover art can determine whether I pull the book off the shelf or simply walk past it. Cover art creates the first mental image of the story without reading the text.

If you could introduce any character to another character from any other book, who would it be and why?

This is a very difficult question to answer, I would like for all of my favorite characters to meet, but I would be most interested in Tris and Katniss meeting. I would love to see the outcome of two strong personalities coming together.

Wow. Great choice, Meredith! Which Where She Went character would you want to have ice cream with and why?

Mia. I choose her because her life is full beauty and tragedy. I feel that we would have a lot to talk about. Even though I haven’t experienced the tragedies she has, I would love to be that friend she confides in.

***This or That***

  • Hot chocolate or Mocha Frappuccino?

Mocha Frappuccino đŸ™‚

  • Minecraft or Terraria?

I haven’t played either.

  • Ebook or Real Book?

Real book

  • Étienne, Cricket, or Josh?


  • Divergent or Hunger Games?


Thank you so much for chatting with us today, Meredith!! ♥


***About Meredith***

Teen Reviewer MeredithSixteen year old Meredith is one of five children. She’s in the eleventh grade and enjoys drawing, reading, writing, sports, and fashion.

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{Teen Review} Where She Went by Gayle FormanWhere She Went by Gayle Forman
Also by this author: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Series: If I Stay #2
Published by Dutton Juvenile on April 5, 2011
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 264
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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 Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

The 411:

Where She Went is the sequel to If I Stay. Where She Went tells the story of Mia’s life and her relationship with Adam after the accident.

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What I Loved:

I like how Adam narrates the book, just like Mia did in If I Stay.

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Um…Not So Much:

I was very disappointed in the outcome of Adam and Mia’s relationship. Throughout their relationship, music had both positive and negative effects.

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The Boys:

I didn’t enjoy reading Adam’s character in this book, because the events that occurred in the story had negative effects on his lifestyle, and this caused me to feel sorry for him.

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The Girls:

I love Mia Hall’s personality, she is strong yet vulnerable. She is determined to move on from past tragedies, but she finds it difficult without her family.

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Dream Cast:

Before I read If I Stay I saw the trailer to the movie. So I pictured Chloe Moretz as Mia, and Jamie Blackley as Adam.

Jamie Blackley as

Jamie Blackley as “Adam Wilde”

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