This book is about Cody, a 19 year old who's best friend, Meg, goes away for college and then commits suicide. The pair had drifted apart but they had been best friends since kindergarten and Cody is devastated. She goes to pack up Meg's room for Meg's parents and finds that Meg had a life that Cody didn't know about and her search to find out what lead Meg to kill herself.
I've never read a suicide book before (that I can remember or think of). It was sort of a weird thing to get into but I thought that the characters were well developed and the writing was great. I thought the story was interesting worth being told. That being said the book wasn't what I expected, I didn't find it to be sensational but it was really good. And really maybe it's because I didn't find it sensational that I liked it so much, because I think that the book really matched the way Cody would have felt and the tone of her survivors guilt. I don't know if that makes a lot of sense but if the main character had been Ben the tone would have been all wrong because he is a bucket full of emotions and conflict that seem to be spilling out. Cody on the other hand is a smoother person and the book took on the more realistic fiction tone that fit Cody's personality.
I did enjoy Cody with Ben and Trisha. I loved how we saw the relationships with Ben and Trisha evolve over the book. Though I did feel like the relationship with Trisha was rushed.
Random personal aside: I think the phrase "commit(s/ed) suicide" is a weird one, but I also don't really like "killed herself" and there's no way I could get down with the "catching the bus" terminology.