Life Lessons from Gayle Forman & Giveaway

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In celebration of the paperback release of I Was Here, PenguinTeen assembled a project called “Life Lessons from Gayle Forman.” As the title promises it to be, this activity aims to rouse readers to pick their favorite inspirational quotes from any of Forman’ books, and share how it impacted them.

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ABOUT I WAS HERE

If I Was Here paperback is now available wherever books are sold.

Life Lessons from Gayle Forman

I will always have a soft spot for Gayle Forman. I remember reading If I Stay when I was fifteen years old and crying myself to sleep. This book jarred me. The story tackled the nuances of grieving, familial ties that go beyond blood attachment, what is it like to be young and in love.

One of the few sentences that left a mark on me was “If I Stay. If I live. It’s up to me.” This quote embodies what the novel is generally all about. Its about survival, self acceptance and fighting your own battles. We can all bravely admit, there are countless of times in our life where we want to give up something. Sometimes life gets tough, it’s perfectly valid to feel this way. Then, we have this moment of clarity where we give ourselves the pep talk. I am the pioneer of my own life and I wouldn’t give you the satisfaction of the defeat. This is what that particular scene invokes in me.

Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin, they are offering a complete set of Gayle Forman paperbacks to five lucky winners.

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About Kerly Sue

Sue discovered the magical world filled with words at a young age. They have been her constant companion ever since. In addition to being a full time bookworm, and a dessert enthusiastic, she also runs the first fansite for Vampire Academy’s Lucy Fry called Lucy Fry Source. When she’s not tucked between the pages of her books, you can find her at her personal blog. You can also follow Sue on instagram and goodreads.