After a devastating accident that took Mia’s family, she moves to New York City to attend Julliard and fast becomes a rising star in the classical music world. Adam has also had a meteoric rise in the music industry as one of the #1 emo rock bands in the country. Only thing is, he can’t get Mia out of his head after she walked away three years earlier. Coincidence brings Adam to NYC and to one of Mia’s concerts. After the concert the two walk the streets and in the process understand better where the each of them went and where they might be headed.
After finishing the first book (If I Stay), I didn’t see that another book was necessary. I was wrong. What pushed me about the book was my gaining awareness of how two people in the same situation really do look at things so completely different-no matter what the emotional connection. The character of Adam is only seen in the first book through Mia’s eyes and here he has a chance to show the reader who he really is and how he perceived their relationship. The characters make the book. The frame of New York City nicely compliments the flashbacks to Oregon and the language is simple, musical and fraught with emotion. 2011, 264 pages.