I Was Here, Review

8 Jun

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Plot: Cody is shocked when she finds out her best friend Meg committed suicide in a hotel room. Admittedly they had grown apart a bit when Meg went off to college, but she still can’t believe she didn’t see any warning signs or that Meg didn’t confide her feelings to her. Cody is asked by Meg’s parents to clean out Meg’s room in a shared apartment near campus, which she reluctantly agrees to do.

Cody soon begins to realize that there was a lot she didn’t know about Meg after all. After she gains access to some files and emails on Meg’s computer, she wonders if there may have been some strange factors at play that ultimately led to Meg’s decision. With the help of some of Meg’s roommate’s and friends, Cody sets off on a quest to fill in the missing pieces of Meg’s life and death, and maybe try to stop her feelings of guilt over not having an idea what Meg was feeling.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. I think the author did a very nice job of showing how somebody so close to you could be harboring feelings unbeknownst to you, and making it clear in the end that it does not mean that her friends and family should feel guilty on top of their grief. I would have liked to see the author tell a few more stories about their friendship and how they grew apart.

4 stars

–Jen

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One Response to “I Was Here, Review”

  1. brentblonigan June 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    It depends as to you are recommending it.

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