Wednesday, 11 March 2015

BOOK REVIEW - I Was Here by Gayle Forman

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Trish's rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 – 3.5 Tumultuous and Touching Stars

This was a story about suicide. It is not something I would usually read, but I wanted something different. This was definitely different to what I would normally read.

It was highly emotional and I felt depressed for these characters more and more as I read. There are lots of secrets to uncover and for the people left behind, the struggles they go through dealing with a friend’s suicide is huge. Do they really know who their friends are?

I understand that it is a fictional story, but based on real people and events. This made it even more real and sad. It really is an extremely sad, sad story.

This story will leave the reader asking so many questions. I know I had many. Why? What? How? I just wanted to be there for these characters and help and I really didn’t know how.

I’m still a little torn about how I actually feel about this story. It made me feel so many sad things and thoughts. But nevertheless, Gayle Foreman brought home the issues of suicide with a sensitive and educational writing style.

Book kindly provided by Simon & Schuster Australia for an honest review.

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