Saturday, February 10, 2018

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Author: Gayle Forman
Original title: I Was Here
Pages: 320
Edition Language: Russian
Series: no
Format: e-book
Genres: YA, Contemporary

     When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody, her best friend, is understandably shocked and devastated.

My thoughts: 
  Overall, I thought this book was pretty good. It is a story about suicide and depression and one that doesn’t attempt to romanticize these things either. Suicide is a sensitive, difficult subject to write about and only a handful of authors can pull it off successfully. It’s raw and yes, very sad but also very relatable. I absolutely loved the handling and development of the relationship between Cody and her mum. It's a  troubled relationship being pulled apart by lack of communication and understanding. However, the relationship goes through many changes.   

No comments:

Post a Comment