Last week I read If I Stay, and when I found out that there is a sequel called Where She Went, I couldn’t even wait to get it from the library. I ended up checking it out immediately as an eBook. It’s told from Adam’s perspective instead of Mia’s, so it’s quite different—but the arrangement and tone are very similar. (Spoilers ahead.)
This time, it’s Adam who is lost while Mia seems to have it all together as a musical prodigy in New York. He alternates between being awed by her and bitter, as we learn that she left him without notice during her first year of college. Though Adam himself is hugely successful—dodging paparazzi everywhere he goes—he is far from happy, taking medication for his nerves and unsatisfied with all of his personal relationships. So when he runs into Mia on his night in New York before a long tour, you can bet something surprising is going to happen.
If you read If I Stay, you know that part of the pull of these novels is the fact that you don’t know how everything is going to turn out until the very last page, so I’m not about to give it away. But I will tell you that this book is nearly as emotionally charged and engrossing as the previous one. I absolutely loved it, and lovers of book one likely will, too.