Book Review

I was Here by Gayle Forman

I was HereAbout the Book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay comes “a heartbreaking novel about coping with loss” (People).

When her best friend, Meg, commits suicide by drinking a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how did she miss the signs of Meg’s depression? 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, and some secrets of his own. 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 a pitch-perfect blend of mystery, tragedy, and romance. Gayle Forman has given us an unflinchingly honest portrait of the bravery that it takes to live after devastating loss.”
Stephen Chbosky, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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This is only the second book that I have read by Gayle Forman, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first, which happened to be her newest, Leave Me. Can I be completely honest and say that this book took me a little bit to get into but once I was into it, I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to find out what Cody found out. I do have to say I was a little disappointed towards the end, because I wanted to find out that All_BS was more responsible for Meg’s death so Cody could have a little more peace, but all in all, this was a really good book.


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