Where She Went by Gayle Forman

If I Stay dealt with Mia’s choice. Where She Went deals with the aftermath. It’s three years after the accident, and true to his promise, Adam lets her be.

Adam is a celebrity, known for his band. Mia is a rising cello star at Julliard. In a twist of fate, one night Adam goes to Mia’s concert, and feel all those emotions and feelings that never really left him when he let Mia go.

After the concert, he meets Mia and she begins to show him her New York, and he falls in love with her all over again, and fast. They only have this one night to reconnect, but they want it to work so badly.

It’s whirlwind love, but it’s written in such a raw and powerful way that you can’t help but fall in love all over.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

This book really moved me. It’s all about Mia’s decision to stay on Earth, or pass on into whatever the afterlife is with her family. It’s extremely moving and compelling.

It starts by showing Mia and her family just being a family. They are happy and things are going well for them. They go on a drive, and during that drive, they crash. Mia suddenly is viewing herself as a separate entity. She learns of her brother’s death, and knows she is the only surviving member of her family.

She watches as the people that love her try and convince her to stay, all the while she leans towards going with her family. After all, there isn’t much left for her on Earth now. Ultimately, her boyfriend’s plea, that he wants her to stay, even if it means he never sees her again, that makes her chose to live.

It was a book the moved me to tears, and stayed with me for days after I finished. It is definitely a must read.