Where She Went is intense. Intense is probably the best way to describe it. This stirs up plenty of emotions - just as If I Stay did -- but they are different emotions. With Adam as the narrator, everything is edgier and sharper. Filled with despair. If you read If I Stay, Where She Went is a must read. It won't tear you apart the way If I Stay did, but it will involve emotional upheaval. But it's an upheaval that is vital; almost as if you must first tear down everything in order to build it back up.Gayle Forman has a way with writing stories that are hard to talk about because the stories stir up so much emotion and reaction that it is best when experienced, and there aren't enough words to properly express the journey from start to finish.