Happy Monday, guys!
This week, I'm helping Penguin Teen kick-off a celebration of life lessons from Gayle Forman, in honor of the paperback release of I Was Here!
I'm sharing two of our favorite quotes from Gayle, and why they're a life lesson for me! Penguin is also giving away a complete set of Gayle's books, so read on for more!
I love this quote on so many levels.
While Gayle wrote it to apply to the feeling of confusion that you experience as teen; the realization that you often don't know what you're doing until you figure it out, I think it continues to apply, even as you get older
Sometimes, you do need to fake it, until you make it. And that's absolutely okay.
What I love about this quote, is the idea that sometimes, you just have to work through it. Even though things are often tough, if you hang in there, things will often find a way of working themselves out.
It's a smart and practical approach toward life, which I think works for teens and adults as well.
What do you think? What are your favorite Gayle Forman quotes? Let us know below, and read on for more about I Am Here!
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: January 26th 2016 by Speak (first published January 27th 2015)
The newest heartwrenchingly powerful novel from the bestelling author of IF I STAY.
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, and some secrets of his own. 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.
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.