A brand-new, heart-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman
Cody and Meg were inseparable - best friends for life. They knew everything about each other. Or Cody thought they did. But how well do you ever really know your best friend? And what do you do whn they choose to leave you behind?
As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
Perfect for fans of 13 Reasons Why and The Perks of Being a Wallflower
'A pitch-perfect blend of tragedy, mystery and romance' Stephen Chbosky, author ofThe Perks of Being a Wallflower
'Not only beautifully written and heartwrenching, but IMPORTANT. Wow. Just, wow' Sarah Dessen
'It's about to become your new favourite book' Sugarscape
'A potent rite-of-passage tale' Sunday Times
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re drawn to young-adult author Gayle Forman (If I Stay) because there’s something so honest about her portrayals of teenage life. When 19-year-old Cody loses her best friend, Meg, she’s left grappling with vexing unknowns, crippling guilt, anger and heartbreak. What could have driven a vibrant, smart, loving young woman to take her own life? I Was Here is a book about depression and suicide, but it’s also a wholly relatable story about forgiveness, resilience and the gift of friendship.
As she did in If I Stay, Forman offers an introspective examination of the line between life and death, and the courage it takes to persist. College freshman Meg's suicide shocks no one more than her best friend Cody. To make Meg's death even more unsettling, the last six months of her emails are missing from her computer. Certain that an outsider a correspondent of Meg's pushed her to take her own life, Cody embarks on a quest to identify the culprit. Her journey proves both enlightening and dangerous as she traces the steps Meg took during her last weeks of life. As the pieces of a disturbing puzzle start to fit together, Cody takes an enormous risk to come to terms with Meg's final decision and her own guilt. Beyond exploring Cody's grief, this psychologically incisive book delves into her complex relationships with Tricia, her single mother; Meg's more conventional family; and, most profoundly, the boy who stole and wounded Meg's heart shortly before her death. Ages 14 up.
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Really very good
I have this book in paperback and have read up to page 200 and have loved it so I decided to get it on iBook! I would strongly suggest this book to people over 13! 😐
I absolutely loved this book. It was another great book by Gayle Forman, but this one was a lot more serious. The mystery element was a special touch and the romance was on point as always.