Dec 28, 2015

I Was Here.

i was here.

gayle forman.

Publisher:Viking Juvenile.
Publication Date:January 27,2015.
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance|Mystery.
Format|Pages: Hardcover| 270.


Cody and Meg were inseparable.

Two peas in a pod.

Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

“Megan Luisa Garcia


This is a type of book, an ending that will have you craving for more afterwards. Astonishing, filled with so much passion, emotions. GAYLE FORMAN made me fall in love with her story and characters once again. I heard about author at beginning of year, from a friend at work who lent me IF I STAY and from moment I read that book, I was hooked and I knew it would end up being author I was going to love. I was right. So far there hasn’t been a single book of hers that I read, that I didn’t enjoy. I WAS HERE wasn’t any different, thought to me it felt like it was more emotional that her other books were. You can’t help but feel all of the emotions, all the confusion that Cody feels in this book. I WAS HERE is a book that will have you reaching for box of tissues at some point. Heartbreaking Story.

Suicide is a hard subject to write about, but GAYLE FORMAN did a great job with it. I had friends in the past that had tried to commit suicide so I know the feelings, and I can only imagine how Cody felt when Meg killed herself. I think that Cody handled herself pretty well considering what happened. I don’t think I would handle it way that she had, if I was in her situation. I do believe that reason she handled it better was because she had Ben and she was convinced that Meg was pushed in killing herself. I thought that it added another interesting twist and a mystery, in both Meg and Ben trying to figure what happened. I feel that the reason behind it because Cody blamed herself for what happened, that she didn’t see the warning signs. You couldn’t help but love Cody, despite what happened, she kept on going and didn’t stop till she got answers.

I wasn’t sure what to think about Ben at beginning, I was between like and hate. I thought that he was a bit rude at start but then I couldn’t blame him. I knew that Meg’s death and the mystery behind is what brought them together, but as time passed I could tell that he cared about her, more than a friend. However I wasn’t even sure if Cody noticed it. She seemed to be pushing him away anytime that they got close or at least that’s the feeling that I got. All through the book, I was rooting for Cody to see that Ben wasn’t the guy that she assumed he was when she first met him. I thought that their relationship was realistic because Forman took time to develop it in book which made their relationship real. That’s what I love about her novels, they feel real to me, I can see something like that happening in real life. GAYLE FORMAN has a way to have you engrossed in her book from start to the end. I can’t wait to read rest of her books, to see what adventures she will take me on next.

If you loved IF I STAY , be sure to check this book out. A heartbreaking story about friendship, love and secrets. A novel that will stay with you even after you come to the end.


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