I WAS HERE BY GAYLE FORMAN (BOOK REVIEW #1)

” I regret to inform you that I have had to take my own life. This decision has been a long time coming, and was mine alone to make. I know this will cause you pain, and for that I am sorry, but please know that I needed to end my own pain. This has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. It’s not your fault. ”

-Meg

Do you know your best friend as well as you think you do? Well there’s only one way to find out: read the book! This book got me twisted in a way I cannot describe. I felt so emotional and so confused because it made me realize how much stuff people can hide from you everyday, even the ones who are close to you, without your realization.

After reading this book, I started paying closer attention to what people would say and do because they might haveΒ been hinting something and letting me know that they feel suicidal or want to talk about something in particular with me but because we get so lost inside our own world and thoughts, that we forget what’s around us and how others may feel.

Cody and Meg – inseparable best friends who knew everything about each other, or at least Cody thought they did. Until Meg decides to vanish and letting her close ones know she had to go in this way by writing an email. So anyway, I Was Here takes you along a journey with Cody trying to find a reason, any reason, for her best friend’s suicide. As she does so, Cody’s secrets are revealed and she starts to wonder if she ever really knew her.

Look I could start fangirling about this book but I really don’t want to ruin it for you all if you are planning to read this book. My ratings would be a 4/5 which is a pretty solid rating for me.Β If you cannot find a book to read, I would DEFINITELY recommend you to read this because it makes you feel like you’re on a roller coaster (I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but what I mean is that you feel very emotional in some bits and then really happy. See what I mean?) and will make you more alert about those who are feeling down which is really common these days. I really wouldn’t recommend a book if I wasn’t positive about what people will say to it. Suicide happens everywhere, every second, and I really think that for those who are going through this same state could get help from it. Let me know if you’ve read this book in the comments below and how you feel about it. Or tell me if you’re planning to read it. My advice: read it. You won’t regret it.

Much love,

Salina.

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  1. I read the book “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman and I pretty much read it in one go, I loved it. This sounds like a beautiful book as well, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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