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Wherever You Go

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,140 ratings  ·  191 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 (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
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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 no
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
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The BookWhisperer
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
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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
Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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A Canadian Girl
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review, out-now
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.

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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
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
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
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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)
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

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
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-slj
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 (Booksforbreakfast)
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, netgalley
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
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
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).
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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!

Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
it was a quick read, kind of good and boring at the same time
Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
Wherever You Go is a brilliantly crafted novel that seamlessly blends contemporary fiction with a dash of the supernatural. This quiet book pulled on my heart strings right away and didn't let go. I became so invested in Holly's, Rob's, and Jason's lives that I couldn't stop reading. The character were honest and their problems were authentic.
I instantly connected to Holly. She is a mature teen who is struggling and desperately trying to hold her family together. Holly comes from a single famil
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Four stars.

This book was recommended to me by one of my 7th grade students. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

It was filled with different types of grief - loss of a loved one, and loss of one’s mind. I thought at first it was all about coping with loss, but it ended up being more uplifting than that. It was about the power of love and family and happiness.
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
it made my eyes sweat
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3.5 of 5 stars
From reading the blurb of this I pegged this as a story where the ghost of a dead boyfriend is forced to watch his girlfriend mourn for him, and the pain of seeing her grow closer to his best friend. I absolutely loved the sound of this book and had very high expectations of it. I have read other contemporary YA novels dealing with the aftermath of the death of a loved one such as The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson or If I Stay by Gayle Forman (both absolutely fan
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
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not what I expected.

I expected much more of a supernatural element. If that's what you're looking for, this isn't it. While we have Rob's ghost, what we see of him is not really him haunting Holly. He haunts Aldo, Holly's grandfather but not really in a "haunting way". Rob and Aldo try to help each other through the problems they are having. Namely, Rob's inability to "cross over" into the light and Aldo's disease.

The story is primarily Holly's. She lost her boyfriend Rob in a car crash and sh
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Heather Davis is the author of A Curse So Dark, the first book of the new Young Adult Paranormal Romance series Pioneer Falls.

Her previous books include Never Cry Werewolf and its two novella sequels, Sometimes by Moonlight and Always in Shadow. She is also the author of Wherever You Go, and the RITA Award finalist for Best Young Adult Romance, The Clearing.

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