Thursday, March 31, 2016
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Viking Books
Reviewer: Katie (12)
Recommended Age: Grade 9+
I’m doing this review on the book, I Was Here by Gayle Forman. I think it’s good to be honest in book reviews. Well, here I am being honest. I totally cried about six times. That being said, I might want to tell you what this book is about. Cody is the girl whose story I am telling you about, and her best friend Meg who committed suicide. Except that Cody thinks that somebody helped her. In this book you go on a long journey with Cody to find out what really happened to her better half.
Cody and Meg had known each other since they were children. Meg went off to college and Cody stayed in the town they grew up in. Cody would go to visit every once in a while, but the visits grew less and less as Cody was unconsciously envious that Meg got out of their small town. They never kept secrets though. Or that’s what Cody thought.
Meg’s ex-boyfriend, Ben, and Cody went on a search for the suspect who might have helped Meg commit suicide. They ended up in Nevada to confront him.
Reading this book will make you feel what Cody felt. Anger at the people calling her dead best friend crazy and sadness over losing an amazing character/friend. In conclusion, this a tragically beautiful story with well thought out characters and I recommend it to all teenagers who enjoy thought provoking and emotional books.