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I Was Here

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From the #1New 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"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Viking Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0451471474
  • 9780451471475
  • 214,470

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Praise for "I Was Here" "Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. . . An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions." --"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "If I Stay "and "Where She Went" "Beautifully written." --"Entertainment Weekly " "An achingly gorgeous portrayal of rejection and rekindled love." --"USA Today " "A page-turner, tearjerker and romance all in one." --"BookPage" "Pitch-perfect...a moving, skillfully crafted novel." --"VOYA," starred review Praise for "Just One Day" and "Just One Year" "Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Readers were enthralled with Forman's "If I Stay" books, and now she's captivated them again as they fall in love with her characters in "Just One Day."" --NPR's "The Roundtable" "As satisfying as both of these books are, readers are going to wish for a third." --"Booklist"show more

About Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.show more
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