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Gayle Forman

Auteur de Si je reste

27+ oeuvres 19,050 utilisateurs 1,158 critiques 17 Favoris

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Gayle Forman is an award-winning, young adult author, who was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1970. Forman began her career as a journalist, writing for Seventeen magazine. Her work has since appeared in publications such as Details, Jane, The Nation, Elle, Cosmopolitan and The New York Times afficher plus Magazine. In 2002, she took a trip around the world. The experience helped to form her first book, a travelogue entitled, You Can't Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World, which was published in 2004. Her first YA fiction was her novel, Sisters in Sanity, which was published in 2007 and based on one of her articles for Seventeen. Her other YA titles include: If I Stay and its companion, Where She Went; Just One Day, and its sequels, Just One Year and Just One Night. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her titles I Was Hereand Where She Went. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
Crédit image: reading at 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69292093

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Œuvres de Gayle Forman

Si je reste (2009) 9,255 exemplaires
Where She Went (If I Stay, 2) (2011) 4,209 exemplaires
Pour un jour avec toi (2013) 1,539 exemplaires
I Was Here (2015) 1,181 exemplaires
Just One Year (2016) 725 exemplaires
Leave Me (2016) 534 exemplaires
I Have Lost My Way (2018) 472 exemplaires
Les coeurs fêlés (2007) 215 exemplaires
Just One Night (2016) 183 exemplaires
We Are Inevitable (2021) 163 exemplaires
If I Stay Collection (2014) 148 exemplaires
Frankie & Bug (2021) 101 exemplaires
If I Stay [2014 movie] (2014) — Writer — 78 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

My True Love Gave to Me (2014) — Contributeur — 935 exemplaires
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration (2018) — Contributeur — 142 exemplaires
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributeur — 136 exemplaires
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love (2018) — Contributeur — 57 exemplaires
Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires

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Date de naissance
1970-06-05
Sexe
female
Nationalité
USA
Lieux de résidence
New York, New York, USA

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BooksInMirror | 256 autres critiques | Feb 19, 2024 |
t was a long time after I read If I Stay before I read Where She Went. I was scared! If I Stay crushed my heart and had me ugly crying for the majority of the book. I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be emotionally read for Where She Went. Then I got it from the library so I sort of had to read it before I returned it. :)

Where She Went takes place 3 years after If I Stay (3!!!). When I initially saw the synopsis, I was just thinking "what the crap?!" Anyway, Mia has been pursuing her music at Juilliard and Adam's band has taken off and reached rock star status. This story is told in Adam's POV and you see his turmoil during these years without Mia. God, it broke my heart.

By a twist of fate, Adam and Mia meet in New York after all that time and explore the city together before they each have to leave the next day. I enjoyed seeing how they interacted but they kept dancing around the big elephant in the room -- like, hey Mia, why did you go and break my effing heart?

I think I was mad at Mia for a large part of this book and it detracted from how I felt about the story. Of course the book was emotional, especially the flashbacks and seeing what Adam went through. However, while emotional and while I teared up in a few parts, it wasn't as soul crushing as If I Stay.

Adam Wilde. Oh Adam. My heart ached and I just wanted to hold him for most of the book. I loved that it was in his POV. Was there ever such a perfect boy? One of my favorite aspects of this book was the music and each chapter opened with a snippet of lyrics from one of his songs. It added a lot to the story since the majority of his music is about what he's feeling. It made me wish Adam was REAL so I could go and buy his album because I want to listen to it!!

I really enjoyed this emotional addition to Adam and Mia's story but I think I liked If I Stay more. Maybe If I Stay touched me more or maybe I was just upset at Mia for too long. However, all that to say, Where She Went was still amazing.
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b00kdarling87 | 256 autres critiques | Jan 7, 2024 |
I just finished this last night a very sad but quick read... if you had to choose between living alone and dieing with your family would You stay
 
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b00kdarling87 | 552 autres critiques | Jan 7, 2024 |
I'm calling this historical fiction because it does an excellent job of showing how so many kids in the 1980s didn't know anything about the LGBTQ community or HIV/AIDS or how racism really operates. It was pretty easy for our parents to keep us in the dark because we didn't have the internet and American culture at the time was complicit in pretending these things didn't exist or that kids shouldn't know about them. (Obviously, there are still sub-cultures in the US that continue to work very hard to keep kids in the dark, but most kids now have much more access to information.)

Anyway, I loved this book so much. I'm just going to list some things I appreciated about it:

Every character felt real enough to touch.

I am already/always a big fan of the How I Spent My Summer Vacation genre. The serial killer search gave the plot momentum, but summer books have a natural narrative arc because we know that summer can't last forever.

I loved the Venice Beach setting. I've been to Venice once and it brought it back to my mind vividly.

Thematically this book is super relevant to the 2020s without putting anachronistic words into the mouths of 1980s characters. Again, what was so powerful to me about this book was the way it shows both how much things have changed and how they're still the same. Kids are more knowledgeable and empowered now, but I think they will still empathize with Bug's desire to know more and to show that she deserves to know more.

So this book just jumped to my #1 Newbery hope for 2022. My only hesitation is that I don't think Gayle Forman is LGBTQ or Latinx, which isn't part of the Newbery criteria, but still weighs on my mind when I think about representation. The POV character is a cis white-passing girl, but the experiences of her brother (who is Latino) and her LGBTQ friends are a huge part of the book.
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LibrarianDest | 9 autres critiques | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Œuvres
27
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Membres
19,050
Popularité
#1,145
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
1,158
ISBN
373
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