Topic: I Was Here by Gayle Forman
At the beginning of the fiction book “I Was Here” the main character Cody, who is the narrator, is struggling with the death of her best friend, Meg. Meg had drank a rare bottle of industrial-strength cleaner and had only sent an email to her parents and Cody saying that she had taken her life to end her own pain but she knew it would cause them pain and she was sorry for that and telling them it was not their fault. When reading this book I could really tell that Cody was getting fed up with all the memorial services, vigils, and prayer circles to the point where she didn't even want to go anymore because they were pointless because nothing was going to bring Meg back or even change anything for that matter. She especially thought the pray circles and other religious ceremonies were pointless because Meg couldn't even have a proper ceremony in the church nor be buried in the catholic graveyard because she had commit a sin by taking her own life. After reading the first two and a half chapters I am really starting to take an interest in this book. I have previously read Gayle Forman’s books before and I have really taken a liking to her writing.