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Wherever You Go

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  980 ratings  ·  184 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather doesn't help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob's ghost is watching over her. He isn't happy when he sees his best f ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 14th 2011 by Harcourt Children's Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Zemira Warner

OMG! I am clapping my hands and crying at the same time.
This book...Oh,this book was so good!
I think I will need to take some meds right now to calm down.
Thank you Heather Davis for providing me with this literal jewel through netgalley. Good luck with your future work and just so you know I will check your other books out.
I just can't believe it took me almost a whole month to read Wherever You Go.
Peeps please add this one to your 'must read' list because I promise,you will not regret read
The BookWhisperer
Holly is a young girl that a very complicated life. As the main caregiver of her Alzheimer stricken Grandfather and her younger sister; shoe doesn t have much time for herself. Also grieving the loss of her first love in an accident that almost claimed her own life. She may be finding herself with more than she can bare. When she begins to receive unwanted attention for her late boyfriends best friend; she finds herself questioning his motives. With the remainder of her peers blaming her for the ...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
WHEREVER YOU GO is a highly emotional, thought-provoking read that YA readers are sure to enjoy. Even though I had a hard time getting into the story in the beginning, it picks up towards the middle and made me an emotional wreck. WHEREVER YOU GO deals with some very heavy concepts, so be prepared for that going in.

Holly is a little hard to warm up to, but I eventually was able to connect with her. She has so much on her plate, and takes care of her little sister and grandfather with Alzheimers
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Rob had it all and Holly had next to nothing. Rob was wealthy, popular, handsome, athletic, funny, and adored by everyone. Holly was poor, shy, beautiful, sweet, and responsible. The saying goes: Opposites attract, and in this case? The was right on. Holly and Rob were the perfect couple. They were happy and in love, going against the rules of financial status and school popularity.

One fateful night changed everything. A car accident killed Rob and left Holly not only emotionally scarred but al
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
I love this book! The title alone says it all .You’re in for a beautiful, heart-wrenching love story—so get the tissue ready, because the tears will come. This is defiantly a book to read. Thank you Heather Davis for writing such a beautiful book!

Wherever You Go was not at all what I expected. It was part ghost story, part contemporary romance, and 100% amazing. Heather Davis is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

Holly still loves Rob but he is gone. She knows she needs to move on but she can't. Then Jason gets involved and things start to look up. He's willing to help her with her grandfather Aldo who has Alzheimer's and he even puts up with her little sister. Too bad Rob's ghost isn't so happy about Holly moving on.

Holly was a
A Canadian Girl
Told from the perspective of three teenagers, Heather Davis’ Wherever You Go is a novel about love, loss, hope, family and friendship. Although there is a paranormal element in that one of the leads is a ghost, the spotlight isn’t on him and so the book feels like a contemporary for the most part.

Holly Mullen, the first person narrator, is a very mature and likeable character. Faced with the task of managing the household and taking care of her little sister and grandfather because her single mo
This was one of those stories where it resonated with me but I wasn't fully in love with it.

What makes this book are the characters. There are often scenes where it's just two characters sitting and having a conversation. And you think: is this really a necessity to the book? Sometimes, and I'll admit it, I got slightly bored and my attention drifted. However, these times were few and far between. With three people's POVs to choose from, it's hard to be bored. There's always change.

Onto the plo
Holly's boyfriend Rob haunts her and their town after a car accident a la Patrick Swayze in GHOST, but instead of Whoopi Goldberg acting as his medium, the only person who can see and hear him is Holly's recently arrived Alzheimer's-addled Grandfather. Maybe Rob has more in common with Susie in THE LOVELY BONES because she is less sure of what she should do or why she is still hanging around. Rob is all for going into the light, but no one is waving an enormous Mag-Lite.

In addition to Rob's unsa
Laura (Hey! I'm reading)
Wow, I think this book is/was terribly underrated! I absolutely loved it and thought the message was so profound and true. It really hit home for me, especially with what I've been going through these 6ish months. This book was told in three different voices; Holly, Jason, and Rob. I thought it was a brilliant idea that Rob's section was told in a second person's POV. That made it much more lyrical and haunting, I felt just as trapped as Rob did.

I did find Holly's character to be a little annoyi
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Holly's life is not what you'd call ideal - her mother works two jobs, and Holly is forced to pick up the slack at home by cooking, cleaning, and taking care of her little sister. Add to that the fact that her boyfriend Rob just died, and it's easy to see why Holly isn't very happy when her mother decides that Holly's grandfather - who suffers from Alzheimer's - is coming to live with them in th
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Holly Mullen isn't your average teenager. Her mom works two jobs to support Holly and her sister, which means she is never around. It's up to Holly to take care of her sister and cook many of the meals for the family. She has a lot of responsibility for a seventeen year old. To make matters worse, Holly's grandfather comes to live with them in their small apartment; an extra adult around would normally be a good thing, but that is not the case since he suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. Not too l ...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Feb 14, 2013 Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Zemira Warner
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Thanks to this 2013-TBR-pile-challenge I started reading the books that have been on my shelf forever. Of course I should have read this one a while ago but that's me after all.

Wherever You Go took me by surprise mostly because I haven't read the blurb (surprise, surprise) and it took me some time to catch everything, but once I did everything started flowing easily. Here we have a story about Holly, the girl who by the all circumstances grew up too early. B
Kennie is dah Name (: Batista
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Amazing. Stupendous. Marvelous. Heart Touching.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he
Stacey (prettybooks)
Holly is still grieving after her boyfriend, Rob, died in a car crash six months ago. Unaware that Rob’s come back as ghost and is watching over her, she’s struggling to move on with her life, even though Jason is making it clear that he wants to get to know her. Holly is burdened by the amount of support she has to provide her family – her mother is working several jobs just to keep the family afloat so she’s never around. And to make things worse, her grandfather Aldo, who suffers from Alzheim ...more
This book is very earnest, and pretty badly written, though perhaps not in the most glaring typos and bad grammar kind of way. One thing that is glaring is the unconventional narrative choice to tell this story using three different narrators, using three different corresponding grammatical "people," i.e. the Holly (?) sections are in first person singular, her dead boyfriend Rob's are in the particularly unusual second person singular, and Rob's best friend Jason's sections are in third person. ...more
I can't help it: when I see a book with a main character named Holly, I have to at least look at it more than other books. (Can you figure out why? If not...I'm not sure whether or not I should help you figure it out.) And since this had heavy ghost themes, I was kind of hooked.

However, it took me a while to really get into it. It's broken into 3 perspectives: Holly, Rob, and Jason. The very first one of the book is Rob's which is written in second person (You go to the store, you pick out peas)
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H.I. Al-Muhairi
It seems they were the perfect couple: Rob and Holly. Despite their different backgrounds and interests, they clicked and they were happy. At least until the car accident happened, and Rob is dead while Holly survives.

Everyone is tormented after his death; Holly thinks it has something to do with her; Rob’s friends blame Holly. But none of them can understand what really happened that night.

Now Rob’s ghost haunts his loved ones after his death and Holly’s grandpa, Aldo, is the only one who can s
I got this book because I liked the cover. I didn't even look at the summary, which was probably a mistake. So when I started reading, I was not expecting a ghost story. I probably wouldn't have checked it out if I knew because ghost stories scare me. But this was a good ghost story. Instead of being focused on fear and anger and revenge, it was about love, and hope, and healing. Although some of it was cliché(that's why it's 4 stars rather than 5), overall, I really liked it.
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book from the publisher and I am extremely happy I got a chance to review it! There have been few books that I have read that have absolutely moved me so much that I question my life and the decisions I have made in it. This is one of those books. It touches on several major issues which include suicide as well as disease. It also takes us on a journey of what happens when you lose someone and how to cope with your feelings. I was literally brought to tea ...more
The format of Wherever You Go was odd, but not really in a bad way. Davis writes from three different points of view, Holly’s, Jason’s, and Rob’s, and for each person she uses a different type of POV. Holly is first person, Jason is third person, and Rob is second person. I’m curious as to why she chose to do it that way. Perhaps to give each person their own distinctive voice? It was a bit strange from a reader’s perspective, switching around like that. Also, second person POV just reminds me o ...more
May 03, 2011 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I really liked this book. There were a lot of difficult issues it talked about including depression, teen suicide, caring for the elderly and siblings, and others. I think this is a great YA book. Good story with great characters. I felt so sorry for Holly. She had a lot on her plate and did it all without complaining (much).
I'm going to start off by recommending this to anyone and everyone, no matter what genre of reading you're into. I'm one month shy of 17 and own more fantasy books than clothes, probably. I went into this book thinking it was going to be sad and depressing when my close friend lent it to me, but it was one of the most eerily beautiful books I've read in a while. Holly's life was rough and the way she handled it was so inspiring. I didn't find the love the least bit cheesy, which is something I a ...more
Sui Bourdon
WHEREVER YOU GO is such a heart-wrenching read for me. Even though I had a hard time getting into the story at the beginning, it does hit me in the middle that made me pathetic until the very end. I felt the sadness, the longing and the emptiness of each character throughout the book.

Holly being the bravest and the most responsible character I ever encounter when it comes to her family is just so incomparable. Jason who loves Holly more than his life and "crappy friends" is truly ideal. And of
Jun 14, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of sweet romances involving ghosts and finding love again.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by:, public library.

Wow, this was such an awesome book. I just saw this at the library and it looked interesting, so I thought I would give it a try. It was really good with a very sweet and loving plot. The plot taught me a lot and after reading it, it made me feel nice inside. It was unique with one of the main characters being ghost. It was also kinda like a love triangle, but not really which is what I really liked it. I loved both Rob and Jason and especially Holly. They were all just amaz
Deborah Andreasen
Wherever You Go was a lot of things to me. It was a sweet love story, it was a creepy stalker story, it was a frustrating story of a girl who is, for all intents and purposes, still a kid and has to take on adult roles. I thought it was fantastic.

I loved how every character's point of view is told in a different way. That makes it easy to slip from character to character, though sometimes the transition was a bit like a speed bump.

There are so many morals to this story, but it doesn't feel cro
Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

Wherever You Go came out in late 2011 and although I had the book with me, I was a bit hesitant to start reading this.
Firstly, I don't really like sad stories for the simple reason that they leave me feeling sad. Also, this book had mixed reviews from Goodreads reviewers.

The story is about Holly, who has recently lost her boyfriend Rob to a car crash. Throughout the book, Holly has to cope with a lot. She has to look after her younger sister, she needs
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 11/1/11:

Wherever You Go is a hybrid - it is a mixture of realistic fiction and supernatural. I, for one, found this sort of read to be a refreshing twist on the typical paranormal books that are flooding the YA market these days. I got my ghost fix, but this book also deals with some really tough issues that face teens today - being a caregiver in the household, increased responsibilities for teens living in a single parent h
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Heather Davis is an award-winning young adult author based in the Pacific Northwest. With a touch of the paranormal, her stories center around ordinary people in extraordinary situations and explore the nature of love and life.

She’s most comfortable crafting stories with a pen in her hand and rain pounding against the windows, but you will find her writing anywhere she goes.
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