First off, let me say...holy cow! I've been a fan of Gayle Forman ever since I discovered If I Stay (which, if you still haven't read, pick up a copy immediately). I never thought I would love one of her novels as much as I loved that one. I Was Here proved me wrong. This book grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let me go. It's haunting and beautiful, and although it can get heavy at points, I Was Here is an exquisitely written story about friendship, redemption, and finding closure. When I wasn't able to read it, I wanted to. When I finished it, I immediately wanted to pick it up and read it again. This book is that good. Whether you're a Gayle Forman novice or aficionado, add this book to your must read list of 2015. You will not be disappointed. --STAFF PICKS BY HEATHER H.