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Gayle Forman

Biography

Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is a bestselling, award-winning author of young adult novels. LEAVE ME is her first novel for adults. Her novel IF I STAY won the 2009 NAIBA Book of the Year Award and was a 2010 Indie Choice Honor Award winner. The film adaptation of IF I STAY was released in 2014. Forman is also a journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Elle. She has visited more than 40 countries and wrote a nonfiction book about her travels titled YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World. Forman lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

Gayle Forman

Books by Gayle Forman

by Gayle Forman - Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

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.

by Gayle Forman - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, JUST ONE  YEAR is Willem's story, picking up where JUST ONE DAY ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately redefining himself.

by Gayle Forman - Romance, Young Adult 14+

American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England...but the next morning he's gone. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

by Gayle Forman - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of IF I STAY, WHERE SHE WENT continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam's point of view. Ever since Mia's decision to stay --- but not with him --- Adam's career has been on a wonderful trajectory. When their respective paths put them both in New York City at the same time, the result is a single night in which the two reunite.

by Gayle Forman - Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Mia had everything to live for --- a loving family, a beloved boyfriend, and her brilliant cello playing (and, very possibly, an acceptance to Juilliard). But everything changes during a tragic car accident. Now Mia hovers near the hospital bed where her physical body lies in a coma, weighing her options. Should she die, or should she stay?