Wow. Just Wow!!! There isn’t a rating scale with enough stars to give this book the rating that it deserves. When I’m Gone by author, Emily Bleeker is a novel that I am telling you — point blank — is a MUST READ. If you love the written word and live to lose yourself within the pages of an awesome plot, this has to be on your “To Read” list. Not buried in the middle or near the bottom. Make room in the #1 slot for this masterpiece. Cross out whatever is currently inhabiting that spot, whatever it is will not be as satisfying, I promise you — unless maybe it’s a Stephen King book. He is The Master, after all. (Sorry, Ms. Bleeker, but I have full confidence you will get there, too.) 🙂
Trust me, you will absolutely, positively thank me once you are done reading this novel, if you’re still able to string together intelligible words or coherent thought by that point. Very few books leave me speechless upon ingesting the last words, closing the back cover and setting it aside. When I’m Gone left me without adequate words to discuss it for days, completely devastated that the journey was over and grieving like I’d lost something precious when I was confronted with the reality that I had reached the end. Very few books earn a spot in my ridiculously large book shelf wall for a re-read later, and this is one that I am thrilled to place there. I have a feeling that I will be reading this novel over and over again many times in the years to come. It’s. Just. That.
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