Sunday, February 28, 2016

You Were Here - Cori McCarthy

FTC Compliance Statement: I received a free, time-limited, electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via in exchange for my honest review, which is provided below. I have not been otherwise compensated for this review in any way and my opinion is my own.

Wow, what an enjoyable book! This well written YA novel is a coming of age story, an exploration of grief, a look at sibling/family dynamics, and a deep dive into the nature of friendship. The author helps us find all the characters (well, most of them) likable by providing different points of view. I haven't been a teenager for a long time, but the characters seem very real and the dialogue rings true. The story is well told and plotted, and the writing is great. All in all this is is a great book and I recommend it to all YA readers. 

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