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REVIEW TIME: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Title: I Was Here

Author: Gayle Forman

Release Date: 29th of January, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Pages: 270 pages

 This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend’s shocking suicide.

As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
A phenomenally moving story, I Was Here explores the sadly all-too-familiar issue of suicide and self-harm, addressing it in an authentic way with sensitivity and honesty.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Was-Here-Gayle-Forman/dp/1471124398/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464538437&sr=8-1&keywords=i+was+here


Here was my initial review on goodreads:

Overall feelings:

My overall feelings after reading this book are…

I was in a major pickle about my star rating for this book. However, I found it really powerful and it opened my eyes to how some people may be feeling and what they may be thinking. It can get intense and quite scary to be honest but I would still recommend reading it because of it’s helpful content. I would place a big trigger warning here though for those people who may have had suicidal thoughts or tendencies. On the other hand, it may really open people’s eyes.


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