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Wherever You Go: Review

Title: Wherever You Go
Author: Heather Davis
Release Date: November 2011
Published By: Harcourt
Pages: 320
Goodreads Rating: 3.70 stars

Review: Holly has felt lost ever since her boyfriend Rob died in a horrible accident, and facing the responsibility of caring for her little sister and Alzheimer's-stricken grandfather doesn't help. But then she becomes closer to her boyfriend's best friend, Jason, and the two of them begin to fall for each other. Except there's one thing complicating the matter: Rob. He's back as a ghost, and it's up to them to figure out how to help him cross to where he should be.

I feel like I didn't enjoy WHEREVER YOU GO as much as others did in reviews I've read. It was just hard for me to get sucked into the story. For the beginning and most of the middle, I found myself forcing myself to read this, and there were a few rough patches where I really just wanted to put it down. However, I will say that by the end, I did get wrapped up in the story and I wanted to know how it would conclude.

One aspect of the book that I didn't like that much was the fact that it was written in multiple point-of-views. Normally I don't mind and even enjoy this style, but I felt like it could have been done better here. It wasn't really announced which POV you were going into at the start of a new chapter, so you had to figure it out yourself, which sometimes got a little confusing. I also never really got to know one character well, so it made it harder for me to connect with the characters.

Of course, I didn't think this book was all bad. Although I had complaints with the multiple POVs and the fact that I had trouble getting into the book until the end, I did enjoy it overall. Ghost stories aren't usually my thing, but I loved reading about the conflict between Rob, Jason, and Holly, so I'm sure fans of ghosts will enjoy this even more. This is a very emotional read, and while it didn't strike me as much as it could have, I'm sure WHEREVER YOU GO will leave many reaching for the tissues.

I received a free copy of this book for review. This is no way affected my review, which is 100% honest.


Victoria said...

The premise seems interesting. It's a shame that the multiple POV format didn't work out well for it.

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