I can't really tell you if I liked this book more that the first, but I really loved this book. At first I was very skeptical about this book because of the fact that Adam asked her to stay and he would do anything if she did and then she did... And then you read the blurb of Where She Went and my heart dropped. I mean how do you break up after all that, I was truly discussed at the blurb and really was very scared to read it. But as the New Year approached I realized I really need to read this book and I was so not let down and even understood what had happen. Yes it was very painful and I cryed the Ugly Cry, but Oh Baby was it worth every tear. I have know clue how I would feel if I lost my whole family and had the chance to go with them and then was robbed of it by the love of my life. I like Mia have lost my entire family to cancer and I myself has had cancer too, but I never was in the situation Mia was in. So why drop Adam as if he was nothing to her. With three year pasted between the two you truly wonder where they are as the adults they have became and unlike in If I Stay, which is all in Mia's POV, Where She Went is all in Adams POV. His anger is so understandable it is uncanny... So here in this book you get the answers to why Mia dropped him, and you get the closure you need. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought Mia to hate Adam for ask her to stay, yes it was a selfish request but man, the boy loved her with all he had. But I see it. The thing that plagued me through the whole book was why he never kept up with her career, I know it was hard, but you would think curiosity would have killed the cat. But Mia never let him go, she held on for dear life. Even going as far to paying a massive amount of money for his first guitar, that he tried to get rid of because of the memories that it contained of her. One of my favorite things that Gayle does is the flash back in order to see pieces from his point of view. I loved the camping trip and in which Kat, Mia's mother make an emerancy kit for Adam: "Good, though you might want to feed her the s'mores first if she gets cranky. Also, I packed you some provisions." She handed me a half-gallon Ziploc. "In case of emergancy, break glass." "What's all this stuff?" "Now and Laters. Starburst. Pixie Stix. If she gets too bitchy, just feed her this crap. As long as the sugar high is in effect, you and the wildlife should be safe." I died laughing after reading this, I hope to be a mother like Kat, I find her to be unbelievilbe. Then as they final hit the brick wall that has plagued them both, shatter the barrier that has torn them apart, she utters the words that truly caused the Ugly Cry to start, "And the Adam Wilde shows up at Carnegie Hall on the biggest night of my career, and it felt more that a coincidence. If felt like a gift. From them. For my first recital ever, they gave me a cello. And for this one, they gave me you." (Go head cry, I am.) So as we move to six years after the accident you find your closure. Do I feel she is finishd with Adam and Mia's story, No. I think she can push much futher anf hope she does. So yes, 5 Stars was 100% deserved. I love this story and hope for more, but for now Thank You Gayle for these two amazing books. Bravo Ms. Forman. Hope to see a ton more from you.