Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bookanistas: WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman

Where She Went by Gayle Forman: Book CoverPlot without spoilers: Three years after his beloved Mia survived a near-death accident, Adam Wilde has become a successful yet unhappy rock star. When he is reunited with Mia for an unforgettable night in New York City, Adam must come to terms with the promises he made to her long ago--and face his true feelings about life and loss, music and love--as he tries to understand what drove them apart.

Literary highlights: Heartbreaking lyrics from Adam's star-making album "Collateral Damage" are sprinkled through the text. Forman's descriptions of the way Adam and Mia, both gifted musicians, relate to their talents, are eloquent and powerful.

Finally, just gotta say: This book is a remarkable journey through the aftermath of a tragedy--not the moments, days, weeks after, but the epic way loss lingers and how it is folded into the identities of those left behind. This is a romance not just between two people, but between people and music and memory and dreams.

WHAT ARE THE OTHER BOOKANISTAS RAVING ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Christine Fonseca joins The Liar Society - with giveaway
Shelli Johannes-Wells swoons over Possum Summer
Scott Tracey leaps for The Liar Society - with giveaway
Myra McEntire invites Lisa & Laura Roecker into the fort
Beth Revis hosts a blog tour stop for Like Mandarin
Carolina Valdez Miller gushes over Imaginary Girls
Bethany Wiggins falls for A Change of Heart
Shana Silver is mad for Bad Taste in Boys
Carrie Harris drinks in Bloodthirsty
Sarah Frances Hardy loves The Liar Society
Veronica Rossi delights in Delirium
Shelli Johannes Wells swoons over Possum Summer

CHECK OUT THE BOOKANISTAS AT THE READING ROOM!

7 comments:

Meredith said...

I love love LOVED If I Stay, so I am dying to read this one!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ahh! I MUST read these two books. I can't believe I haven't! So glad I read your review. Now I have to look up If I Stay, too.

Stasia said...

Thanks, Meredith & Carolina. Gotta say, I LOVE the way Gayle Forman writes about music. Amazing!

Heather said...

This sounds really good and I actually hadn't heard of it until now. Thank you for introducing it to us!

taio said...

superb

Regina said...

I so want to read this one. I can't wait to get it. Thanks for the review.

Stasia said...

Definitely check it out, Heather, taio and Regina. I would recommending giving IF I STAY a read first if you get the chance. A gorgeous book and the two are great together! - Stasia