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I was here

by Forman, Gayle,

Format: Large Print 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Library for the Blind Teen Large Print Books FICTION Forman CL09853
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
 
Collection  Teen Large Print Books
 
Call Number  FICTION Forman CL09853
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Large Print LP FIC FORMAN
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC FORMAN
 
 
Summary
A #1 New York Times BestsellerWhen her best friend drinks a bottle of cleaner alone in a motel, Cody is devastated. How was there no warning? Then Cody goes to Meg's college town to pack her belongings and finds there's a lot Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody would never meet in her small town. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar, a sneer, and some secrets of his own. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can't open. And then she does.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Eighteen-year-old Cody's best friend, Meg, has committed suicide, and Cody is determined to discover why and how it could be that she didn't sense what Meg was contemplating. As she begins her investigation, she meets a young musician, Ben, with whom Meg was obsessed but who rejected her. How responsible might he have been for Meg's death? How will Cody deal with his growing presence in her own life? And what is the meaning of the strange, encrypted message she discovers on Meg's computer? At first Cody finds more questions than answers, but she is dogged in her pursuit of knowledge and gradually comes ever closer to the startling truth. Suicide has always been a subject in YA literature, and to her credit, Forman handles it sensitively and gracefully, raising important issues of the ethics and morality of the subject. The combination mystery and love story is sure to reach a wide readership and excite essential discussion. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With the big-budget film adaptation of Forman's best-seller If I Stay (2009) still lingering in theaters, this latest offering should generate massive teen interest.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "As she did in If I Stay, Forman offers an introspective examination of the line between life and death, and the courage it takes to persist. College freshman Meg's suicide shocks no one more than her best friend Cody. To make Meg's death even more unsettling, the last six months of her emails are missing from her computer. Certain that an outsider-a correspondent of Meg's-pushed her to take her own life, Cody embarks on a quest to identify the culprit. Her journey proves both enlightening and dangerous as she traces the steps Meg took during her last weeks of life. As the pieces of a disturbing puzzle start to fit together, Cody takes an enormous risk to come to terms with Meg's final decision and her own guilt. Beyond exploring Cody's grief, this psychologically incisive book delves into her complex relationships with Tricia, her single mother; Meg's more conventional family; and, most profoundly, the boy who stole and wounded Meg's heart shortly before her death. Ages 14-up. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Suicide -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2015
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Notes Originally published in a slightly different form by Viking in New York in 2015.
"Thorndike Press large print The literacy bridge"--Title page verso.
Description 369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781410482556
1410482553
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