Monday, July 25, 2011

Wherever You Go

Wherever You Go
By Heather Davis
October 2011
Netgalley (320 pages)

Summary: Ever since her boyfriend Rob died, Holly has been living in a haze. She does what she has to in order to survive and take care of her family, but she’s still drowning in grief. That is until her grandfather with Alzheimers moves in and Rob’s best friend Jason starts to spend time with her. Soon Holly starts to feel things she didn’t know she still could and with the help of Jason and her ghost seeing grandfather, she starts to put the pieces of her life back together.

Review: Wherever You Go is a sweet ghost story that touches on many relevant issues including depression, grief, death, family and forgiveness. The story is told from the perspective of Holly, Jason and Rob (as a ghost). This serves to give the reader a full dimensional look at the story. We see how grief affects each of the characters separately and then how Holly and Jason’s relationship starts to mend the brokenness. The writing is fast paced and easy to read. Those who enjoy stories with a romantic undertone will get lost in this touching love triangle. Holly’s grandfather Aldo adds another interesting dynamic as Davis is able to give readers a glimpse of the devastation of Alzheimers. Overall, a good read, one that mixes heartache with happiness.

Also by Heather Davis: Never Cry Werewolf and The Clearing

If you liked Wherever you Go, then you might enjoy: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Author website: http://heatherdavisbooks.wordpress.com/

Rating:
Writing: 3/4
Characters: 4/4
Plot: 3.5/4
Originality: 3/4
Popularity 3/4
Cover 3.5/4
Grade Level: S

2 comments:

Jessi said...

I've been looking forward to reading this one, as I loved The Clearing. :-) Thanks for sharing the review. It definitely sounds like something that I will enjoy reading.

Midnight Bloom said...

Thank you for the review! I haven't heard too much about Wherever You Go yet so I'm glad to hear you liked the novel. It sounds like a sad, emotional read filled with healing and overcoming grief as well...

 
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