Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review: Wherever You Go by Heather Davis

IN A GLANCE: This has to be one of the saddest book's I've read in a while, but it took my breath away with it's amazing plot and totally loveable and believable characters!"


 Title: Wherever You Go 
Author: Heather Davis
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Date Published: 11-14-11
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Age Rec: 12 and Up 
ISBN#: 978-0-547-50151-2



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Wherever You Go View a preview of this book online Wherever You Go by Heather Davis (Goodreads Author) 3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 · rating details · 264 ratings · 113 reviews Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend? As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side? Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob,Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.


Review:


First I want to say I really enjoyed reading this book.  Second I have to say I used up a whole box of tissues reading this emotion packed book. 

Each of the characters in Wherever You Go touched my heart in one way or another.  Holly, is the sad, broken hearted and heavily burdened girl.  The one I wanted to reach out and hug throughout this book! Rob, the boy who is dead and Holly morns. I wanted so much to jump in the book and try to help Rob cross over!  Then we have Jason, Oh My...Jason is the sweetheart that tries to help Holly in so many ways throughout this book.  But instead he ends up hurting her in the long run and he doesn't even realize it till its too late.  

The story plot of Wherever You Go, feels so real when you are reading it, that you feel as if you are a ghost right next to Rob and trying your best to help Holly, Robs family and his friends.  Its as if you are watching all of it unfold around you, but you can't do anything to help any of them! 

I will say this as well, the ending of this story surprised me!!! I didn't see that one coming. 

All in all, Wherever You Go is a great contemporary Young Adult book.  Just bring tissues when you read it!  


My Recommendation: 

Becuase of the topic's in this book, I don't agree with the age rec for this book set up by the publishers! I would push it back a year or two to 13 or 14 and up! 


My Rating: 




Plot: 17/20
Characters: 17/20
Creativity: 16/20
Writing: 18/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 10/10

88 out of 100 = 4 puppies!


Wherever You Go is definitely a tear jerker.  A great read, with plenty of emotion and great characters!

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