Published by Viking Juvenile on January 27th 2015
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Cody and Meg were inseparable.Two peas in a pod.Until . . . they weren’t anymore. 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 received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review in any way.
I Was Here follows the story of Cody, a post high school aged girl whose best friend killed herself. Cody says Meg was her better half. She can’t possibly understand how or why Meg would want to leave her privileged life. Even Cody’s mother can’t understand it, as she tells Cody-
You had a pile of rocks, and you cleaned them up pretty and made a necklace. Meg got jewels, and she hung herself with them.
His eyes have changed again, to that inky blue of a newborn’s.