Hey you guys!! I am so excited to announce – Gayle Forman’s new novel
(it’s something totally new, it’s not related to If I Stay) – I WAS HERE
– is out TODAY, in the US and in two days (January 29) in the UK!
Here’s what this book is about:
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, and some secrets of his own. 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 Was Here is a pitch-perfect blend of mystery, tragedy, and romance. Gayle Forman has given us an unflinchingly honest portrait of the bravery it takes to live after devastating loss.” —Stephen Chbosky, author of the New York Times bestselling The Perks of Being a Wallflower
“As she did in If I Stay, Forman offers an introspective examination of the line between life and death, and the courage it takes to persist.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. . . An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor’s guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions.” —Kirkus
Sounds really good, though, a lot different from ‘If I Stay’. From what people are saying on twitter, blogs, goodreads etc, they seem to love it! I’ve purchased it already, can’t wait to start reading. Anything by Gayle Forman is amazing, I am sure this won’t disappoint either!
Make sure you buy this book and any other of Gayle books you might not have yet; you can find all information and links to buy it here. She’s also on tour right now to promote the book with other awesome authors, like Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah Dessen, and more. See if she’s going to your town right here!
Watch this video, one of many new interviews Gayle gave where she talks abour her new books!
Last but not least, visit the book’s official website at iwasherebook.com and submit your photos and share them on your social networks with Gayle and your friends, with the hashtag #IWasHere!