Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I Was Here Review
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-ed 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 am probably the first to say this, but I did not enjoy this book. And I really do know why I didn't enjoy it and it does mostly have to do with me. I knew going into the book, that there is a good chance that I wouldn't really like, since it is a contemporary and if this isn't your first time visiting my blog, I am not the biggest fan of contemporary.
Cody as a character really annoyed me. I have no idea why, but she just got under my skin and I found a hard time reading from her point of view because of it. She made so many decisions that should of had someone else's input.
I feel that if Meg shared and talked to Cody everything would have been better. She doesn't really seem like she was that good of a best friend, and to be honest I would not want to be best friends with someone like her.
2 out of 5 stars