Books by Gayle Forman

GAYLE FORMAN is an award-winning freelance journalist who has had pieces in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Travel & Leisure, Seventeen, and The Nation. She lives in New York City.


I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Stunning doesn't even begin to say it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A trio of struggling teens meets by chance in Central Park and becomes everything to one another. Read full book review >
LEAVE ME by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An appealing fairy tale for the exhausted and underappreciated."
What if an overworked mother simply walked away? Could she find herself yet keep her abandoned family? Read full book review >
I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >
JUST ONE YEAR by Gayle Forman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Billed as a romance but really a journey of self-exploration, this story initially confounds before paying off. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Willem de Ruiter, a rootless young man, reconnects with his family and himself as he searches for the 18-year-old girl he deserted after a romantic night in Paris in this companion to Just One Day (2013). Read full book review >
JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An overlong coming-of-age novel that takes forever to get going but soars at the finish. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
At the end of a European tour for teens the summer before college, a rules-following, 18-year-old girl impulsively travels to Paris with a handsome Shakespearean actor, a one-day adventure that becomes the catalyst for big changes in the way she sees herself and her place in the world. Read full book review >
WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman
Released: April 1, 2011

In this compelling sequel to If I Stay (2009), Forman fast forwards three years in the lives of Mia and Adam, two budding musicians. Read full book review >
IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Forman excels at inserting tiny but powerful details throughout, including the realistic sounds, smells and vocabulary of a hospital, which will draw readers into this masterful text and undoubtedly tug at even the toughest of heartstrings. (Fiction. YA)"
When snow cancels school, Mia and her family pile into their beat-up station wagon for a drive. Read full book review >
SISTERS IN SANITY by Gayle Forman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Think Girl, Interrupted meets Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Punked out, pierced, tattooed and attitudinal, Brit Hemphill is an average teen, basking in her own rebellion and arrogance. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A mixed bag, then, of some interest to armchair travelers, if not to Weird Girls everywhere."
Travels in search of the merely exotic. Read full book review >