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I Was Here

Cover: 'I Was Here'

Staff Review: "I Was Here" by Gayle Forman


Cody has a best friend who decides to commit suicide, seemingly out of nowhere. She goes on a journey of discovery to learn what drove her friend to such a decision while also meeting many others who are also affected by the same loss. What Cody learns about deciding to exist in her new world is the beautiful revelation of this wonderful book. The author of this book has a master's hand at depicting emotions and reality unlike anyone else I have ever read. Even though this story revolves around a dark occurrence, there is an abundance of life, love, and hope. I definitely recommend this wonderful book!

Audience: teens | Genre: fiction

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