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.
Expected publication date: January 27, 2015 by Viking Juvenile
Gayle Forman is a brilliant writer so when I saw this book on Goodreads, I just KNEW I would have to read it. If you haven't read any of Forman's writing, you seriously need to rectify that immediately. I Was Here sounds absolutely heartbreaking, but also intriguing. And if it's anything like Forman's other books, I'll need some kleenex before it's all said and done. Ahhhhhh, I love great writing *smile*