Are you a fan of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay or Just One Day? Then you should be looking forward to her upcoming book, I Was Here, which comes out on January 27, 2015:
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
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, and some secrets of his own. 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.
To celebrate the upcoming release, Penguin Young Readers has created an awesome online tool that allows you to create your own ‘I Was Here’ images. Users can create images with beautiful backgrounds and inspirational quotes—you can use pre-picked choices or upload your own images and quotes. Try it here!
As an example, here is an ‘I Was Here’ moment that I created using just the options given to me:
Imagine all of the options if you want to upload your own images or quotes!
As part of the release, I’ll be posting my review of I Was Here on January 28. I’ll also be interviewing Gayle Forman at her tour stop in Richmond, VA, so be sure to come back to The Young Folks after January 28th to check out the interview with Gayle!
Can’t make it to one of Gayle Forman’s tour stops? Be sure to follow me on Twitter @LRW2014, because I’ll be live-tweeting her tour event – hopefully it’ll feel like you are there, too!