Simon and Schuster Australia invited the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers group to ask Gayle Forman an interview question! I was lucky enough to participate and to receive an ARC (check out my review for I Was Here).
While reading the book, I was really intrigued with Cody’s way of dealing with her best friend’s suicide and her proactive way of coping. I really wanted to know what drove her and what was Gayle’s mindset when she thought about it.
Here’s my question and Gayle’s answer below:
About the Book
From the bestselling author of If I Stay – this summer’s YA blockbuster film.
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.
A phenomenally moving story, I Was Here explores the sadly all-too-familiar issue of suicide and self-harm, addressing it in an authentic way with sensitivity and honesty.
Follow the tour here for Gayle Forman’s Q&A:
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The full interview will be posted on March 8 on Australian YA Bloggers.
A big thanks to Simon & Schuster Australia and Joy for organising the book blitz and interview and Kelly for the pretty graphics! Make sure you join Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers for more fun events, interviews and features.
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