This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend's shocking suicide. As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
I Was Here is officially published in the UK this week and promises to be an amazing, emotional book written in true Gayle Forman style.
I'm excited to be part of Simon and Schuster's UK blog tour and I hope you enjoy reading the following post from Gayle. Do you agree with the qualities she looks for in a friend?
The top 5 qualities Gayle Forman looks for in a friend
Humour: It’s a good thing I have good bladder control because otherwise my closest friends would make me pee in my pants with laughter on a daily basis. And, equally important, they laugh at my jokes. I know I have found my people when I can spend whole swathes of time with them without ever having to utter the words “I’m kidding.”
Generosity: Generosity comes in many different forms but what I look for in friends is emotional generosity, the willingness to put yourself out there.
Honesty: The older I get, the more I value this. Not just friends who tell the truth, but friends who allow me to be my true, naked self in front of them. It is just too much work to keep up a front.
Intelligence: I like smart people. They are interesting and able to see things from multiple perspectives.
Inclusiveness: I don’t do snobs. I don’t do exclusivity. My people may be smarty-pants but they are also the kinds of folks who talk to strangers on the street and invite everyone to the party.