260 pages; ya lit
Summary: It has been three years since Adam saw Mia. In those three years Adam’s band, Shoting Star, has become a rock sensation and Mia is an up and coming cellist. But Adam’s life isn’t as glamorous as it seems. He has become volatile and suffers from anxiety. The night before Adam is scheduled to leave to go on tour he sees Mia again. It’s the first time in three years, and so much could change. So much could go right for the first time in a long time, or so much could go wrong.
Review: It’s been a while since I read the first book so I’d forgotten a lot about the characters. It was a good book, well written, solid storyline but I would never, in a million years call this realistic ya lit. But that is what Gayle Forman is known for, writing realistic books, right? So why was this story about a rock star and a soon to be famous cellist? I don’t know, it didn’t seem realistic to me. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like the book. I enjoyed it, I thought it was a tad corny with a way too predictable ending but what else would you expect.
Recommendation: If you liked the first book, If I Stay, you will probably like this one.
Personal note: I will not be jumping to read any of her books in the future. They’re a little too corny for me.