Today is Road Trip Wednesday RTW is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: What was the best book you read in June?
This month, I’ve read 4 Young Adult books and 2 romantic suspense novels All of them were amazing. Looking at the YA stories I immersed myself in, it will be tough to come up with a favorite but I´ll try my very best. I will do this post a bit differently by just writing words which for me symbolize my reading experience and link my full review when available (I have already reviewed 2 out of the 4 )
IF I STAY by Gayle Forman: Tragedy. Tears. Life. Music. Hope. Family. Love.
WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman: Recovery. Anger. Love. Music. Family. Scars. Love.
While I loved all of them, I will pick WHERE SHE WENT for this month because I am so unused to read something from a guy´s perspective. Being in Adam´s head felt like a privilege, like I really could understand his thoughts process and the emotions were just so raw and beautiful and true.
His relationship to Mia and to her family made me tear up a few times. There were also moments I wanted to shake him but mainly I just wanted to hug him and tell him that I was sorry, that he too suffered from the tragic accident not only by losing Mia at first but by losing his second family.
If you want a book which will tear you apart while slowly building you back together and on top of that, reread sentences because they’re mesmerizing, you should go and pick up both IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT.
So, tell me if you could describe your favorite book of June in only one word: what would it be?