Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).

This week’s pick:

i was here

I Was Here by Gayle Forman
(to be released January 27, 2015)

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.

So far, I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Gayle Forman, and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on her upcoming new release!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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Do you host a book blog meme? Do you participate in a meme that you really, really love? I’m building a Book Blog Meme Directory, and need your help! If you know of a great meme to include — or if you host one yourself — please drop me a note on my Contact page and I’ll be sure to add your info!

11 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here

  1. I’ve been very on the fence about all of Gayle’s books but I really do like the sound of this one. Sounds like it could be very compelling… maybe I shouldn’t give up on her just yet. 🙂

    • Have you read all of the others? For what it’s worth, I enjoyed the Just One… books more than If I Stay and Where She Went, while I know more people feel the opposite. Anyway, this one sounds like it’ll be tense and emotional, which works for me!

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