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You Were Here [Reading] ➿ You Were Here By Cory McCarthy – Thomashillier.co.uk Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil but can she dare to deal with her pastOn the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ru Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil but can she dare to deal with her pastOn the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death Jaycee attempts to break into Jake's favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum Joined by four classmates each with their own brand of dysfunction Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother's exploration and the unfinished dares he left behindAs a tribute to Jake Jaycee vows to complete the dares no matter how terrifying or dangerous What she doesn't bargain on is her eccentric band You Were Epub / of friends who challenge her to do the unthinkable reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.


About the Author: Cory McCarthy

CORY previously Coriearned degrees in poetry and screenwriting before falling in love with writing for children and young adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts They have authored four acclaimed YA novels with a middle grade series young adult contemporary and nonfiction picture book forthcoming Cory coauthored the bestselling ONCE FUTURE a finalist for the New England Book Award with.



10 thoughts on “You Were Here

  1. XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy says:

    Grief is a very uniue thing This book shows it in different facets The main focus is on Jaycee and the loss of her older brother but the story manages to capture the ways that others too were affected Natalie is the uptight ex best friend who doesn't know where life will lead her and is scared by what that means In her fear she makes some really big mistakes but she also does some good She's not as put together as people think Her boyfriend Zach is underestimated and he doesn't have a plan More than anything he's got this very touching emotional and protective side that makes me want to comfort him Bishop is his best friend They have grown apart largely due to a failed love relationship that Bishop is still trying to get over Tyler is Zach's brother and best friend to the deceased He's cruel to his siblings We get a little insight into his form of grief but it doesn't excuse his actions Finally Mik is the former best friend to Jaycee's lost brother He's literally the strong silent type A selective mute There's so much depth to him though and the writer manages to convey it in an amazing way considering he doesn't talk most of the book lol He was very much my favorite Jaycee struggles to find herself on the other side of the loss of her brother She's this beautiful yet surprisingly awkward teen that you hope finds her way I felt like I was able to connect with the characters which is something I don't find very often The story itself is very innovative It combines art via Bishop's constant tagging you actually get to see what he drew graphic novel styling in Mik's POV and typical story telling I found the writing engaging and the build up and angst intense There are sex scenes but not between the H and h and not descriptive in nature Safety gang there is cheating but NOT by our heroinehero She is very naive in the romance department ARC received in exchange for an honest review


  2. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading ListJaycee's brother Jake was a daredevil always taking dares and doing crazy stunts One horrific day right after he graduated high school that one dare ended his life You know there are a lot of people that do stunts and things that are dangerous in their lives but in this story which is I'm sure very true all over the world you have kids that are drunk and dare each other to do stupid things Jaycee walks around with her brother's clothes on taking dares acting out People are afraid of her and her crazy behavior she never really went through the grieving process Jaycee's old friends and some new ones come together to try to get through things as a group to help Jaycee and to help one another Each one of these kids have secrets and they will be revealed and they will get through them together EXCERPT Natalie was my best friend from preschool through seventh grade Jaycee said to Bishop You wouldn't've guessed it would you?Natalie poked Jaycee in the shoulder I was the only one who put up with how you let whatever's in your head fall out of your mouthAnd I put up with you turning forty on your eighth birthdayThey narrowed their eyes on each other There is a lot of stupidity going on within this group but I still liked them I wanted to smack a few of them several times but you know that's okay I feel that way a lot with characters in books These characters still got to me and I fell in love with the whole story line The little group consists of Jaycee Mik Natalie Bishop and Zach They all go on little journey's together that Jaycee's brother had on a map she found Also Jaycee and Mik have a secret crush on each other that comes out in the book in a very crazysweet way I loved Mik's character the most Zach and Natalie were on and off they have a weird thing going and Bishop is the one with a broken heart from another girl Some of them have some mental issues that they have to deal with and no one else knows about I felt sorry for a lot of them But to be honest I would have loved to have gone to all of the places they visitedBUTnot for all of the reasons they did I mean no death in the family or friend or anything Jaycee Jake Mik and Natalie pretty much grew up together The boys being around 5 years older EXCERPT Oh we were not Jake and him Natalie pointed to Mik were doing that Jaycee and I were in the middle of a controlled reenactment of the discovery of King Tut's tomb which had taken us weeks to prepare I might add when Jake got the brilliant idea to fill the pumpkin with gasoline and try to shoot a flaming arrow at it So I tattled That's right I tattled and we're all still alive so you're welcome She realized what she'd said way too late Well not all of us but She glanced at Jaycee and was stunned to find her beaming I'd completely forgotten about the gasoline Think about the explosionKing Tut? Flaming arrows? I wish I grew up with you guys Bishop said These kids have to go through some really sad revelations share secrets they have kept and that have put some of them into therapy for a few years They have to confess and try to forgive There was just something about this book that I really loved and it's already on my Wishlist The book has graphics inside too and I want to see those in the real book It's just too cool Also at the end of the book the author talks about the places in the book they wereare real She says to google them and some of the places are still open to the public I would love to see them All of them even though some are no longer there I'm going to list pictures of the ones she mentions I would like to thank NETGALLEY and SOURCEBOOKS for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review↓ This was The Ridges TB Ward that was torn to the ground The kids in the book are running around in this building well not running per se ↓ This was the Randall Park Mall the kids in the book went sneaking into and one of them got hurt ↓ This was The Geauga Lake Amusement Park the kids sneaked into as well You can still see The Big Dipper in the background they climb on this in the book and some other things are found when they are there The author worked here as a zombie she said it was her first job How cool ↓ This is The Moonville Tunnel that you can still visit today ↓ And last but not least this is the Gates of Hell that you can still visit today You can google all of these things to read about them and I thank the author for adding this information for us


  3. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley “My mom hated this board She said he’d break his neck” Her voice was eerily smooth Isn’t that funny?”“I’m not laughing” This book was a bit of a disappointment for meThe characters in this were okay but I didn’t really like any of them I didn’t get why Jaycee wanted to recreate her brother’s dares especially the one that killed him and the other characters were just generally difficult to get a feeling forThe storyline in this was about Jaycee going to places where her brother had previously done dares but the pace was just so slow and I got pretty bored There was a bit of romance and Mik was probably the character that I appreciated the most out of all of themThe ending to this was okay but in general I didn’t really enjoy this book6 out of 10


  4. Nicay Magnate Nicay Magnate says:

    Review originally posted at Wordpress Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewBefore I write this review I just want to share what had just happened I stared at my paper almost 10 minutes of how I would justify the book looking for it’s flaws But damn It was just hard to think the cons in this story It doesn't mean that it was the “perfect one” “perfect book” “perfect characters” “perfect story” Just a simple description “perfectly imperfect”Jaycee Strangelove great name isn’t it? Her brother died and Jaycee was left suffering emotionally Born also to be a daredevil Jaycee find the places Jake explored Together with her ex best friend Natalie Jake Bishop and Jaycee’s childhood friend Mik They explore together dare together but they didn’t find what they were looking for–they find the missing parts of themselvesI was astonished by the concept of this book that I promised to myself that I will going to re read it soon The story was not only making you imagined in your own heads thus the story inside made it real You will soon find out why The characters I mean my buddies? I felt I was became closer to them I never had so much attachment to the characters that I had read Yes I was really engrossed to all the YA’s stories especially to the main character But this one main characters or not I really invest my feelings for them Like they were just in front of you sitting beside you and confess with you They were REAL From now on they will be my fictional suad #SuadgoalsTo the story hell I was really captivated Like I am the paper and they were the glue put it together and they will never pull away except–if you tried to detached it it will shattered into pieces Sorry I was not good for examples Lol anyway I was also astonished to the places mentioned in the book and God they were absolutely real I Google it thanks Google I owe you one and this are the examples of the places Gates of Hell The Big Dipper Roller Coaster The RidgesHuh To be an UrbEx Urban Explorer was the coolest thing I had never imagined besides skateboarding anyway P how I wish I will become one HahaOkay to end this review I would like to pinpoint the main lesson in this story “Don’t find yourself in someone else’s shadow because you will never find it no matter how hard you find”


  5. Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf) Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf) says:

    45 StarsWow This book totally took me by surprise I love when I get taken by surpriseJaycee is still dealing with the death of her big brother 5 years ago albeit not very well depending on how you look at it On each anniversary of his death she breaks into an abandoned insane asylum which was one of her brothers favourite places to do dangerous stunts Accompanied with one of his old friends selective mute Mik and this year joined by some other friends with their own issues Jaycee must start to move forwardI absolutely adored the format of this book Each chapter was from one of the characters perspectives and it was not all words One of the characters chapters consisted entirely of graffiti another's chapters of a graphic novel and my goodness it really worked for meStraight away I was caught up in the emotion of the story it was gritty but not in a bad way There is gritty and there is depressing the latter this novel is certainly not The grief subject matter is raw yes but it is written in such a good way that you can't help but become immersed in it and keep turning the pagesEvery one of the characters were so well written Each of them had such depth to them funny enough especially Mik who was my favourite character Each character brought something special to the story and made me pine for the days back at that stage of my life where everything was starting out and changing and nothing was ever going to be the sameA fantastic coming of age dealing with issues Young Adult story with a touching story a passionate romance and than a few laughs All leading to an ultimately extremely satisfying conclusionWould I recommend You Were Here?Yes Attention YA fans This is the best Young Adult book I have read this year Absolutely an author to watchMany thanks to the author Cori McCarthy and the publisher via NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest reviewFor reviews check out my blogwwwbooksbabiesbeingcomFacebook wwwfacebookcombooksbabiesbeingTwitterwwwtwittercomBBBMel


  6. Beatrice Masaluñga Beatrice Masaluñga says:

    Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewA story about teens take an urban exploration and friendships developed Told in five perspectives each characters tell their stories with raw emotion about their life issues The concept of this book is fascinating each perspective is in 1st person Jaycee 3rd person Zach and Natalie illustration Bishop and graphic novel styleMik Among the characters Jaycee has the best character development Grieving over the loss of her brother Jake she had a hard time letting go by clinging too much on his stuffs doing reckless things that her brother usually did it was suicidal and shuts off everyone She lets herself to be vulnerable and express her feelings It's a slow process to let go of someone you lost and it's wonderfully done in this book However Mik is my favorite character He was this mysterious selective mute guy and I think I have a little crush on him There is a story behind this guy and why he's connected with Jake's death I wish there's Bishop's perspective I absolutely adore his art His unfortunate relationship made him brokenhearted and he expressed it through his illustrations To me he has the least character development though I'm not the biggest fan of Nat in the end I sort of lovehate her She and Jaycee are best friends but she distanced herself after Jake's death and that caused a strained relationship between them She has her reasons and I tried to understand her situation Despite of that it's nice to see her cleared things up to Jaycee It's touching to see them reunite Lastly Zach may look optimistic and funny deep inside he's lost He's Nat's boyfriend I pity him for some reason and I wish he may find happiness He deserves to have a good lifeIt is challenging to read it but I really enjoyed their adventures and they have great character developments Also I love the setting and the plot twist Kudos to Cori McCarthy for writing this book I recommend it to everyone


  7. Dianne Dianne says:

    Jake was a daredevil he lived life on the edge taking dares doing insane stunts and walking away each time until his graduation from high school when his wild ways finally caught up with him and he lost both his edge and his life Five years later and his younger sister Jaycee cannot let go of his memory or of the Jake she had built up in her mind Her family has shattered going from the extremes of taking blame and having a breakdown or pretending Jake didn’t’ exist Angered confused and alone with no one to reach out to for stability Jaycee seeks to cloak herself in all things Jake from his clothes to the stunts he pulled always feeling she was following in his footsteps But what happens when she has experienced one day on earth than Jake? What path will she follow? Is it time to make her own way and remember that she will have firsts that Jake never will? Is her obsession with him going to be her downfall too? How do you honor your personal legend without losing yourself?Follow this heart wrenching tale of loss and coming of age of learning to live for oneself and of trusting in others as Cori McCarthy scrapes your nerves raw with You Were There the torturous tale of letting go for a group of teens on the brink of adulthood as they reach for hope for the future and remember the past by freeing their own inner demons Dark bold and at times so filled with gritty emotion there is no way not to become involved in every word to live out every scene and to feel what each character feels Some may see this as a search for personal truths others will see familiar faces in these troubled teens but no one will walk away unscathed Powerful dark and memorableI received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for my honest reviewPublisher Sourcebooks FirePublication Date March 1 2016ISBN 13 9781492617044Genre Death | Grief | NAPrint Length 400 pagesAvailable from | Barnes NobleFor Reviews More


  8. Sue Sue says:

    Jaycee's brother Jake was a bit of a dare devil he always walked on the wild side of life and liked nothing better than to take chances Except his last chance ran out and he fell to his deathJaycee obviously is devastated and at a loss she blames her brother but she also grieves for himDare to drink and create stunts and do them and you have one lethal concoctionWhy is Jaycee walking around with her brother's clothes on?Why is she acting the same way her brother did whose last stunt created his death? Hasn't she learnt from this?People are afraid of her Jaycee is grievingIf anyone knows about grief you can act in the most unexpected waysHer friends need to take action before its too lateThis was a very moving story There is therapy grief secrets and coming to an enlightenment of the truthIts a well written thought out and thought provoking readI thoroughly enjoyed my reading journey with this oneThanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire via Net Galley for my copy


  9. Yodamom Yodamom says:

    This story of a group of people broken by the careless death of one boy will pul you in and not let goI was unsure about this for the first 20% It was a sad tale of a traumatized teenage girl who watched her older brother die lives with her crumbling family risks her life almost daily and distances herself from any future plans I do not like to wallow in the dark pool of pain with characters like the loop Jaycee seemed to be stuck in Luckily she wasn't stuck for much longer The past she so desired came to her in the pocket of her dead brothers clothes This little piece of paper started a journey that was filled with truths revelations broken hearts and hope By the time I got to 50% I couldn't put it down I stayed up till 3 am to finish I had to know had to see if they found what they were looking forThe characters were so different and well developed I hated loved cheered and worried over them Mik the most mysterious selective mute character had the biggest personality and the biggest draw his lack of words just made him fragile How could you not want this guy to have his dream ? Natalie the type A personality friend with some serious issues She was the biggest puzzle a complicated mess who appeared to have it all together Really there isn't a character in the book that doesn't have real life after trauma issues The issues are realistic believable and left me even feeling sorry for the big jerk in the storyI loved it This author is one definitely want to read again ARC provided by the publishers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  10. Kels Kels says:

    My feelings for this novel are so mixedOn the one hand I think the writing is top notch Cori McCarthy is one heck of a talented author and I really enjoyed her sense of humor in her sentences There was also a lot of originality to this novel as well Although I've read a great deal of books that have a similar storyline this one stood out for me because it doesn't follow the overdone tropes and cliches It was a fresh read and that says a lot considering this is YA that we are talking about Now on to the negatives I don't know there was just a lot of things missing in this book for it to be a winner for me A big issue I had was that it was near impossible to connect with any of the characters because they fell too far on extremes or were just flat out unlikable Jaycee was the depressed snark Natalie was the overcautious mom Zach the dopey drunk Mik the mute And Bishop the heartbroken graffiti artist There just wasn't much dimension to any of the characters On top of that they were horrible to each other They lashed out at each other and said the cruelest things so offhandedly Things you would never say so casually like You made it to be a day older than your dead brother or You better be an amazing lay Whatttt?? And the majority of the events in this book just center on multiple misunderstanding and miscommunications between all of the characters I just wanted to shake them so badAlso let's just admit that Bishop's character was just included as the token black guy His chapters of narrations are simply pictures of his grafitti art but they are so sparse I counted 4 pages He uickly fades into the background and only pops up just enough to know that he is a part of the group This is another book that I'm just relieved to be done with There were some great things here and there that were happening in it but overall it was entirely too easy to put down


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