Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

18879761Title: I Was Here
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Pages: 288
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Series: Standalone ?
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.

Although I have not read any of Gayle Forman’s books, though I hope to one day, I find something compelling about this novel.

First and foremost, the cover is absolutely stunning! I love the background, the position of the title, everything about it. I am excited for this novel because I have not only heard great reviews, but I am intrigued by the characters. I have grown more and more fond of contemporary novels, and this one, in my opinion, sounds like a journey I do not want to miss. Based on the summary, I have a feeling my heart will be ripped out of my chest, but I want to follow in this character’s footsteps and experience what she feels.

This novel sounds like one I do not want to miss out on. Thank goodness the release date is rapidly approaching!

What is your Waiting on Wednesday pick? Are you excited for I WAS HERE, like I am?



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