I’m usually the type to read books slowly. I like to take them in, savor the story, picture every detail in my head. My husband heaps a fair amount of teasing on me because of how long it takes me to get through a single book, but I just can’t help it. Reading is my leisure time, which means I’m trying to escape from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of every day life. What’s so wrong with slowing down sometimes?
Where She Went by Gayle Forman is told from the perspective of Adam Wilde, a twenty-something rockstar who skyrocketed to fame following a painful and sudden break-up from his high school sweetheart, Mia Hall. By throwing his emotions into his music and lyrics, Adam and his band landed a major record deal. Once the awards and money started rolling in, Adam appeared to have the perfect life. Deep down, however, he remained tortured by the unanswered questions leftover from his broken relationship. During a chance meeting on an overnight stay in NYC, the two explore the city and their past together as Adam searches for the information he needs to be able to put his life back together.
I confess, I love reading books that don’t require too much brainpower. This is a delightful yet heartbreaking story that was perfect reading under a blanket with a cup of hot tea after a long work day. Give it a try – it just might hit the spot.
This book was sent to me for Blogher’s book club. Opinions are, as always, my own. Join the rest of the BlogHer gang and discuss Where She Went right here!