A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia commands.
©2009 Dutton Juvenile; (P)2009 Penguin
The strength of this book is the complexity and richness of the backstory. The life the character is living is rich and full. Her memories and the response of her friends and family tell a varied and complex story of a young girl maturing into womanhood surrounded by interesting people.
I loved this book. I loved the relationships and the story line and how the author told the story of her characters by going back in time and throughout the novel created these characters from the ground up. As soon as I was done listening to it, I immediately wanted to download Where She Went. *spoilers* I can't wait to see Mia on her new adventure, being the all-star cellist she was meant to be, and her reconnection with Adam. Simply fabtabulous (so fabulous it needed a new word).
Couldn't stop listening. Sorted through box after box of whatever I could put my hands on so it wouldn't look like I was wasting time. This was not a waste of time. This was a real joy. The reading, the language, the insights, the suspense, the outcome... My heart still aches when I think of it, months later. I know I'll end up listening again soon. I just don't want to push play until I have time to hear it all.
This book was very intense emotionally. I am a hospice nurse and this book captured some of what I believe occurs as someone struggles to stay or leave. With hospice patients the choice is not so much if as it is when. Still the struggle remains. I am considering it as a required read for my students.
There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – Emily Dickinson
Somehow I missed the fact that this book is categorized as young adult fiction. As I was listening to it, I kept thinking... young adult, so I guess they got the right category. I have read young adult novels that I LOVED before (The Book Thief by Zuzak comes to mind), but in general I don't like this genre any more. This book was particularly disappointing, I thought. It was so mundanely written and just pretty boring. I will admit to crying in a couple parts at the end, but that doesn't really mean much if you know me! It seemed like the author was trying too hard and made the characters into "types." It just had no depth.
I Loved the fact that the book had a great plot i just feel like the author strayed from the story a lot. I wanted a little more details of what were going on during the accident, during the hospital scenes, but after 5 minutes of details regarding the incident, there would be 30 more minutes of useless teenage love details.
very misleading. in a good way. i hate books with no real ENDING, but it was okay.
She is a wonderful Narrator. So awesome. Made the book entertaining.
not really, im already in love.
great buy overall. i do recommend.
so....lets start by saying I DID in fact cry the last 10 minutes of the book and I'm excited for the movie.
However; for whatever reason I couldn't get connected to this book at all. She's in a coma & it's just going back through all the memories which I guess didn't interest me. There is the possibility that I missed some of the "good" stuff because It just didn't have my attention. I really wanted to like this because of the reviews and I saw the trailer for the movie but for me it was just ....boring :(
Yes I think I would. I found it to be a great listen. Kirsten Potter was wonderful.
Wow. I want to say Adam at first, but everyone was very interesting.
I enjoyed her proformance very much. She did sound a bit older then a seventeen year old.
I think I could have. It is very long when you compair it to other books.
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