Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Life Lessons from Gayle Forman & Giveaway

What I love most about Gayle Forman's books is that they're always packed full of emotion.  If you know anything about me, you'd know that I'm a very sensitive and empathetic person, and these are the types of stories that hit me right in the feels.  Sometimes you just need a good cry, and her writing will do that to you.

“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.” 
-If I Stay, Gayle Forman

If I Stay is one of the books that has stuck with me for years after putting it down.  Having lost many loved ones, it struck me in a way that many other stories haven't.

One of the songs that has always reminded me of If I Stay is Misguided Ghosts by Paramore.  I think it fits perfectly.

Gayle Forman's latest novel, I Was Here is set to release in paperback on January 26th.  To help Penguin Teen celebrate, I'm sharing a giveaway in which 5 readers will win a complete set of Gayle Foman's paperbacks!  Read more about I Was Here below and enter the Rafflecopter to win.  Sorry, US only!

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, 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.

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1 comment:

  1. I love Paramore and this song. Unfortunately, I wasn't a fan of the book, but somehow I found the movie to be better and it touched me in a way the book didn't, which is strange because I usually like books more then movies.