Thursday, April 16, 2015
I Was Here
Viking Juvenile, 2015
Audience: Older Teens
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.
So sad, but so interesting and good. I loved the world it was set in and I loved how strong Cody was. She did a lot of investigating - this was part drama, part mystery. It didn’t disappoint! I feel like if I write any more, it will spoil the story. Enjoy!