I love Gayle Forman’s books. She always creates engaging characters that you want to read about. Her latest book I Was Here is no exception, it was wonderful. The book is about a girl, Cody, whose best friend, Meg, commits suicide leaving everyone stunned, hurt, and confused. Cody feels incredibly guilty that she was unable to help her best friend, or even notice that she was so depressed. Thus begins her investigation into why her best friend committed suicide which leads to past boyfriends, college friends, and an encrypted laptop.
Forman did such an amazing job with her character development. Cody begins her quest in the thick of her grief and as she continues to try to understand why Meg died she finds that she can finally move forward with her life. Forman’s books are so true to life and genuine. Her captivating stories pull you forward until suddenly you have reached the end of the book. If you are looking for a new contemporary young adult fiction author to read her books would be a perfect choice.