Wherever You Go

Written by Heather Davis, created by Sophie Galiano

You should buy this book for the ridgeview library.

Wherever you go is a book that is targeted to the age group of thirteen to eighteen. The pace of the book is never too fast although at times it does decelerate. The plot keeps the reader hooked and is full of surprises. Also the author makes the book realistic so the reader can experience the smells, mood and sounds of each scene. You should buy this book for the Ridgeview library because many students will enjoy reading it and possibly read more books after it.

Main Characters

Research shows that in america during the year of 2007, the number of people to commit suicide was 34,598. For every successful suicide, there are at least eleven attempts. The reason i am giving these facts is because the book is about teen suicide and depression. There are three main characters. Rob, the boy who committed suicide, Holly, robs girlfriend who became depressed and does nothing with her life but mope about how rob died, and Jason, the boy who was robs best friend and now wants to hook up with holly.

The Pace is appropriate and does not bore the reader.

The pace of "Wherever You Go" was almost perfect. It never got too fast. Sometimes it was a bit slow and became slightly irritating because it was not as fast as the paragraph before. There were thankfully only a couple of parts that were paced this speed. Also, the speed never accelerated so much as to make the student reread the last section they had just read.

The content is very engaging

Heather Davis made the setting and mood so real and descriptive that the reader could almost taste, feel, smell and hear everything in the scene they were reading. The book never became so descriptive that you were urging it to please hurry and get on with it, but just enough for everything to flow and feel real. There was one part of the book that a child said "When is the bus coming? This is boring"(48) that i was reminded of myself when i was younger, always complaining about waiting for things.

The plot kept the reader hooked

the plot of the book was like a child, opening presents to be surprised with what was inside. while reading "Wherever You Go", it took me a brief amount of time to figure out who rob was and who the ghost was. As it turns out, they're the same person. The plot twisted often and kept me guessing. it was like many secrets being unraveled for the reader. When the book revealed on page 56 that Rob the ghost could be seen by Holly s grandfather, i was very surprised and hooked in. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next as I'm sure other students will too.

* This book includes explicit language which may be offensive to some readers.

Almost everything in the world has something great about it and some type of flaw. Though this is a great book, it does include cussing and sexual language. Some may not want to read it because it is a sad story and because it could put suicidal thoughts in their heads because of similar problems to the characters in the book. If the student is immature or does not have parent permission, i advise them not to read it.



Davis, Heather. Wherever You Go. Boston: Harcourt, 2011. Print.


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