Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (65): I Was Here by Gayle Forman


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Title: I Was Here
Author:
Gayle Forman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (Penguin)
Release Date: January 27, 2015

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.



Gayle Forman's If I Stay is the only reason I consider reading books about loss and grief. Her follow-up, Where She Went, and her next series, Just One Day, convinced me that Forman is one of the best YA authors I've read and put her on my auto-read list. Since this comes out on my birthday, I'll be buying this as a birthday present.

What are you waiting on this week?

6 comments:

  1. I love Gayle Forman! I think I have this very book slated for WoW next month, or something :) Here's my Wow, if you're interested:
    http://brilliantlynovel.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/waiting-on-wednesday-jackaby/

    p.s. I love your blog!!!

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    1. I agree; Gayle Forman is so awesome! Thanks for stopping by! Kayla (the blog owner) did a really great job on the design - all the awesomeness is totally all hers. :)

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  2. I am soooooo excited for a new Gayle Forman novel!

    My WoW

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  3. This sounds amazing, I am adding it to my TBR now!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  4. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

    Come check out my blog and maybe even hit the follow button? It'd be greatly appreciated! http://bundles-of-books.blogspot.com

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  5. When I heard about it one i knew I just have to read it when it releases :D

    My WoW

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You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!