You Were Here by Cori McCarthyGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Adventure, Death, Family
Purchase Link: Amazon
Published: March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
Synopsis:Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past?
On the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind.
As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What she doesn't bargain on is her eccentric band of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable: reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.
Review:Jaycee is still going through grief of after witnessing the death of her brother all cause of a dare. She realizes that with every passing event that's one more thing her brother wasn't able to do and she'll live though. She's depressed and borderline suicidal. School is out and Jaycee and her classmates are going off to live life going to college. Jaycee seems to be going on a path very much like her brother and her friends are there to help stop her before she does something truly idiotic.
Seriously I couldn't think of anything else to describe this book. Regardless this book was a great read. For me to get into this book took a little time but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. It also took me a bit of time to get used to each character perspective of whats going on. I loved the touch of comics and pictures in the book It was a nice touch to add a bit more to the story. I thought it was interesting getting to know each of the characters and seeing how Jaycee wasn't the only person to be affected by the tragedy. Everyone played their part and some hid it better then others. Overall I really enjoyed this book I would rate is 4 of 5 stars