Where You End
Author: Anna Pellicioli
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: June 8 2015
Review Source: Flux
Miriam Feldman was always attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. But then it ended, and Miriam had to move on. Even after Elliot started seeing someone else. Even after she impulsively destroyed a priceless work of art. Even after she was blackmailed by the mystery girl who saw her do it. After all this, Miriam had to go on with her life. If only she knew how
Miriam is a teenage girl who has to learn how to get her life back on track. After having everything she didn't know she wanted and then losing it, she isn't sure how to handle her life. She's not sure what is missing, or if anything is missing at all. Now that Elliott won't even look at her, and Adam is seeing her differently things are starting to get mixed up. When Paloma shows up after Miriam's incident with Picasso she isn't quite sure how to take this turn of events.
I've been waiting to write this review for a little bit because I haven't been able to find words to explain how I feel about this book...and I'm not sure I ever will be able to. So bear with me on this review.
Usually I love realistic endings. And honestly I'm surprised that I'm so upset by this ending. Apparently I wanted a happy ending for Miriam. Not to say it didn't end well, it ended how it should've. But I felt very disheartened; I wanted more closure. And I know that life isn't full of closures, and that was what Pellicioli was getting at when writing this book. But I wanted to know what was going to happen with Adam, I want to know that she's for sure over Elliott.
Pellicioli did grip me, I wasn't able to put the book down. But I felt unsatisfied by what had happened. Almost like she gripped me with one plot line, to decide not to complete that arc. Not that she doesn't complete arcs - but that's how I felt. I wanted the possible thing with Elliott to happen, I wanted Adam's thing to be more prominent - but it wasn't. And that's what makes me sad about this book.