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BUDDY READ: Contemporary/Romance > I Was Here by Gayle Forman - Starting February 1st 2016

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod


ody 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.



Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
I Was Here by Gayle Forman will be our third GBR for September 2015.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author previously?



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Aicha (xdaqua) | 0 comments I am in


The Girl In Boots Count me in!!
And I've read if I stay and where she went by gayle forman.


Mary I am in.

I have no thoughts about this book.
I have read All the Bright places which also deals with suicide.
And I have read If I stay and Where she went.


Abby | 5454 comments Definitely joining. I enjoyed If I Stay and Where She Went, so hopefully this is good too.


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments I'm in!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
I think people who like If I stay will probably enjoy this one ☺


message 10: by Abby (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abby | 5454 comments Can I start this a bit early?


message 11: by Abby (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 7: (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments Doing this as my first audiobook...


message 13: by Abby (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 17: (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
Amanda (G42) wrote: "Doing this as my first audiobook..."

Good luck ☺


message 15: by Abby (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 36: (view spoiler)


message 16: by Amanda (last edited Sep 22, 2015 01:23PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments I am enjoying this as an audiobook better than I thought. The narrator is a little monotone and has no real intonation but otherwise it is much more tolerable than the text to speech programs.

(view spoiler)


message 17: by Abby (new) - rated it 3 stars

Abby | 5454 comments Finished: (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments Wow, I have to say, this is some hard stuff. I can see the sadness everywhere. This hits close to home as I have a strong family history with mental health issues. I am impressed with the way information is given but to be classified as YA there sure is a lot of heavy language.


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✨Skye✨ | 3161 comments I dnfed this a while ago /: I liked If I Stay and Where She Went but I just could not get into this one


Gayatri | 994 comments 11% (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments (view spoiler)


Gayatri | 994 comments 34% (view spoiler)


Gayatri | 994 comments Amanda (G42) wrote: "[spoilers removed]"

which part of the book is this spoiler from?


Gayatri | 994 comments 50% (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments Gayatri wrote: "Amanda (G42) wrote: "[spoilers removed]"

which part of the book is this spoiler from?"

Around chapter 26 (view spoiler) Page 167.


Gayatri | 994 comments 74% (view spoiler)


message 27: by Amanda (last edited Sep 22, 2015 01:24PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments Finished (view spoiler)


Gayatri | 994 comments Finished (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments Gayatri wrote: "74% [spoilers removed]"

I wish there was a like button for your spoiler reviews!


message 30: by Mary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mary Finished reading it today. I have to say it is an easy read although it deals with a heavy topic.


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments I've finished this book days ago but my internet sucks so I'm going to mass comment it


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments Beginning: (view spoiler)


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments Abby wrote: "Chapter 17: [spoilers removed]"

well (view spoiler)


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments Skye wrote: "I dnfed this a while ago /: I liked If I Stay and Where She Went but I just could not get into this one"

I feel you, I want to dnf this book because (view spoiler)


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments 84% (view spoiler)


Princess Godoy (feelinggenius) | 1125 comments Finished: (view spoiler)


Amanda  B Gillespie (amanda_shocknawebookblogger) | 323 comments I finished it a while ago too but forgot to add follow up comments or write my review. I liked the ending. I felt there was real closure.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82890 comments Mod
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Date Changed. Restarting February 1st 2016. Happy Reading ☺

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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Chapter 1 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 2 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 - (view spoiler)


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Chapter 14 - (view spoiler)


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Chapter 17 - (view spoiler)


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Chapter 30 - (view spoiler)


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments That ending.... Makes me so mad! (view spoiler)


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Cinthia | 5702 comments Staring this. Hope it's as good as the other books by this author.


Robin | 67 comments I liked this book but it was definitely a lot heavier than some of this author's other books. well maybe not so much If I Stay but Just One Day was definitely a lot lighter and airier. anyhow... (view spoiler)


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