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Book Review: I Was Here, Gayle Forman

Title: I Was Here Author: Gayle Forman Published: January 2015 Pages: 270 Source: Giveaway (I think) Format: ARC Rating: 4/5 Cody and Meg were inspearable. 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 ta
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