Jul 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (5): I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I Was Here
Author: Gayle Forman
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Viking Juvenile


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.


I will read anything that Gayle Forman will write. Period.


  1. This book sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it. Great pick! :)
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  2. I so loved If I Stay, so I really need to continue on with the series. Great pick! :)

  3. A very popular one today. I need to start the first book. Great pick :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. I only found out about this today! I haven't read any of hers yet, but this is definitely going to be the first. :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. I read and liked If I Stay, but I haven't went any further than that. I wasn't even aware this other book was being written. Hmmmm. :) Now I know.. lol

  6. Yay more Gayle Forman! It makes me happy but at the same time i'm sure it'll be a tearjerker. Great pick!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  7. Been seeing this one a lot. But ever since I've been itching for it :3

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