Told in flashbacks from Mia's point of view, the reader gets to know Mia, a cello prodigy, and her relationship with her ex-rocker dad, her rock-chick mom, and her younger brother Teddy. I was fascinated by all the music references and lyrics in this book (from classical to hard rock) which added another layer of enjoyment for me.
While Mia is in a coma, Adam, Mia's boyfriend and lead guitarist in a rock band, asks her to stay. He will do anything if she lives - including leaving her so she can go to college in the East and pursue her music studies without feeling guilty that she is leaving him behind.
This book and its sequel Where She Went (told from her boyfriend's point of view) are for more mature readers. The accident scene was particularly upsetting and there is a little sex (appropriate, I think) that readers should be aware of before choosing this book.
Both books are so short, they can be read together in one day, but I will remember these books for a long time to come.