✓ If He Had Been with Me || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Laura Nowlin

By Laura Nowlin | Comments: ( 111 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

If he had been with me everything would have been differentI wasn t with Finn on that August night But I should ve been It was raining, of course And he and Sylvie were arguing as he drove down the slick road No one ever says what they were arguing about Other people think it s not important They do not know there is another story The story that lurks between theIf he had been with me everything would have been differentI wasn t with Finn on that August night But I should ve been It was raining, of course And he and Sylvie were arguing as he drove down the slick road No one ever says what they were arguing about Other people think it s not important They do not know there is another story The story that lurks between the facts What they do not know the cause of the argument is crucial.So let me tell you


  • Title: If He Had Been with Me
  • Author: Laura Nowlin
  • ISBN: 9781402277825
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Laura Nowlin

Laura Nowlin holds a B.A in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Missouri State University In addition to being ambitious writer Laura is also an avid reader who believes that books allow her to live many lives in one lifetime When she isn t at home agonizing over her own novels Laura works at the public library where the patrons give her plenty of inspiration for her writing She lives in St Louis with her musician husband, neurotic dog, and psychotic cat.



Comments If He Had Been with Me

  • Laura Nowlin

    Yes. I'm rating my own book five stars. All mothers think their babies are perfect.


  • Jasprit

    If He Had Been With Me was a poignant story which I devoured in one sitting. It’s a story which deals with issues of friendship, first loves and family in the most raw and intense way I have come across in a long time. It was a story which I knew how would end, but I was utterly mesmerised into reading because of the beautiful heart rendering prose.The story opens with the most heart breaking chapter, it gives you an insight into how things end. Despite knowing this I continually tried to bury [...]


  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

    Wow. I did not expected it to be this good. Damn you Laura Nowlin! I will stalk you till you give me a new book! If He Had Been With Me was on my 'can't wait' list for months and I couldn't resist and read it the moment I got my hands on it. I started reading in the morning and didn't put it down until I was done crying because I had a feeling someone stabbed me in the heart even though the book started with the most unpleasant thing than can happen. I chose to ignore it. There was just no way t [...]


  • Joie

    LAURA NOWLIN, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?


  • Hannah ◇Reader in the Rough◇

    "Perhaps he would ask me what books mean to me. I would tell him that it means living another life." This book was so uncomfortable to read. The metamorphosis of Autumn runs parallel to my own teen years. This book didn't feel like another life,it felt like an alternate universe of my own.Not because I had a boyfriend I didn't appreciate, or a boy that I loved and didn't deserve. Because I asked the same questions, showered until I was numb, craved books because I couldn't stand my own actions i [...]


  • Nomes

    It has been a long time since I have fallen so hard for a contemporary YA novel. I have barely heard of any buzz surrounding Laura Nowlin's debut. I ordered it on a whim, not really sure what to expect. I liked the cover, the premise sounded like my kind of thing and I always like the chase of finding a YA book free of preconceived hopes and praise. I was unprepared for justhow goodthis book is, easily my favourite YA book of the year so far and it now sits on my favourites shelf.Nowlin is a bor [...]


  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

    Omg my heart!This has been a roller coaster of emotions for me, I mean, literally.At one point it was fine and then angry, then frustrated, then sad and happy and nfjdsnfkjd, I could not with my temperament on several occasions, especially with the decision of Autumn and their behavior I did not understand why she was taking it.But besides that and I have cast me angry sometimes lol, I really liked this book, the story is good quality and keeps you trapped all the time, I'm not a contemporary pe [...]


  • Jennifer Kyle

    This book could have been epic The beautiful cover and the description of this book lured me in and I couldn’t wait to read this story. I knew from the description, that a tragedy would occur. I was more than prepared to take the journey and meet Autumn and Finny. The part that I wasn’t prepared for was the abrupt anticlimactic ending. The story brings a reader through four years of high school with the back ground of Finn and Autumn’s neighbor/best friend/family relationship that has now [...]


  • *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist

    Dear Book,you broke my heart. I hate you and adore you at the same time and I definitely won't forget you for a long timeReview to come


  • PaigeBookdragon

    IF: The saddest word in the English dictionary.OkayNo, wait. I'm not okay.If there's one thing that I can proudly say about If He Had Been with Me, it's that it can make you sad. I wouldn't normally like this book because "bestfriends, highschool, drama and first love" are the key words that let me know that I will soon be frustrated with what I am reading.But that was not the case with this book.I love this. I devoured it in one sitting and though it didn't shatter my already cynical heart, it [...]


  • ❋ Sylvia ❋

    I don't know where to start.I knew this book would bring me to tears and that it has, but only the last couple of chapters. I enjoyed this book, getting to know the characters inside and out,but with a book like this you know the end isn't going to end well, mainly cause the first chapter tells you soI was am heartbroken as I write this, still swiping tears away. If you are a fan of the "love me with lies" series then you will love this book, it has the same edge to it and flow, it will lift you [...]


  • BookOwl BookOwl

    Heartbroken. Sad.Depressed. Inconsolable. Melancholic. Unhappy. Grief-stricken. Forlorn.Gutted. Torn. Devastated. If you're wondering, I didn't cry. But it's not because I'm a callous, unemotional bitch. I'm just so over that now and crying doesn't even come close to what I want to do. I want to hit someone, burn/throw something, scream, go lock myself in a very dark room and just confine myself to that space for a very very long time. Don't you get it, this book has totally KILLED me. My chest [...]


  • Marga

    Actual Rating: 2.5/5 starsI was actually enjoying this book despite it's not very unique storyline. I cared about the characters. The romance was SO good that this book could've been a new favorite of mine butThe ending just ruined everything, really. For me, anyway. I wished I didn't read that part.The plot:Autumn and Finny are best friends since birth, literally. "The Mothers", as they call them, are also best friends so they were with each other before they're even born. As they grew up, they [...]


  • Scarlet

    Reading this book was like listening most hauntingly beautiful and sad song. You know it will make you sad and leave you heartbroken, but you can´t stop even if it hurts. We, masochistic readers, we know it, we understand it and still, we do it. All we can do is suffer the pain, and tell ourselves it was well worth it. Sad things can be beautiful. That´s exactly what Autumn said and noone understood her. Well, Autumn and Ms Nowlin, we understand you and we appreciate the pain. It was well wort [...]


  • Joy (joyous reads)

    Whenever I pick up a novel, I dive head first hopeful that the characters will have their happily ever afters. I picture their romance in my head like an endless reel of a silent movie: their first meeting will be perfectly awkward and the relationship to happen in a slow but realistic build-up that would have me anticipating and salivating for their fruition. But when the two characters wasn't really working so good for me, I'd also find myself wishing that they don't get together at all. This [...]


  • Sarah Literary Meanderings

    ♥ Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings- - -If He Had Been With Me opens up to Autumn, our protagonist, thinking back to the fateful August night when her best friend Finny was involved in a tragic accident.“They were arguing. No one ever says what they were arguing about. It is, in other people's opinions, not important to the story. What they do not know is that there is another story. The story lurking underneath and in between the facts of the one they can see. What they do not know [...]


  • Devyani

    It’s a pattern. Every time around this time of the year, I find myself drifting away from my reading and reviewing obsession. It’s not because I want to. It’s because circumstances around me eventually make me. It’s the start of summer here. And there are SO MANY things to do! There are those annual fests and functions to be part of. Lots of camping to do. Lots of catching up to do with my family and there is lots of travelling. Amidst it all, my reading just falls behind and then I don [...]


  • Ceecee

    It's almost 3AM and I am reeling from my reading experience. How to even begin?Last I left the book I was more than halfway through. I thought I could definitely finish this "tomorrow", but I meant like tomorrow afternoon. Well it literally is "tomorrow" since it's the 13th of April. 3AM. So since it's apparently hard to put down (it's really easy to read), why do I only want to rate this 2 stars? Well, 2.5 stars. 2 stars means it was okay. I had such good hopes for this. I actually felt like I [...]


  • Circe

    “—Es demasiado malo que no tuviéramos celulares antes —digo—. Entonces no tendríamos que haber necesitado los vasos y las cuerdas.—Sí —dice, y luego—: Espera, ¿estás en tu habitación? —Sí —digo, y luego recuerdo que se suponía que estaba leyendo, y mi ventana está oscura—. Acabo de entrar.—¿Puedes verme? —Saluda. Y me río.—Sí —digo—. Estoy saludando de vuelta.—Hola —dice.—Hola —digo.”Todo esto fue demasiado para mí, demasiado doloroso, demasia [...]


  • Rose

    Pre-read: I'm so happy I was approved for the galley of this, looking forward to reading it. Also, look at the cover! o_O It's beautiful.Post-read: Solid read, if a bit fragmented in places. I liked Autumn's journey, even if I had an idea of how most things would happen.Full review:"If He Had Been With Me" is a journey that's immersed around a tragedy, and that's something you get from point one in this book by Laura Nowlin. It surprised me how it drew me into the narrative even when I knew how [...]


  • Wendy Darling

    Man, there are a lot of reasons why I wouldn't normally like this book--I mean, the whole thing is set up for drama, being that it's bookended by a major death. The writing style is also somewhat distant, which also doesn't normally work for me, but for some reason I didn't mind it here. Reminded me a lot of Winter Longing. What can I say, it's angst done very well.


  • Kristi Cook

    I'm so sorry I missed this debut when it first came out, but glad I stumbled upon it now. Easily the best YA book I've read all year--perhaps my new favorite! Loved everything about this one--the plot, the tropes, the characters, the beautiful, intelligent writing. Absolutely fabulous! Read it on Kindle, but just ordered a print copy because this is a "keeper" for sure!


  • Aly (My Heart Hearts Books)

    I had such a visceral and emotionally charged reaction to this book. I wish my vocabulary was enough to sufficient describe how amazing this book was, I wish I had the power of persuasion that could convince the most reluctant readers to give If He Had Been With Me a chanced I guess this review will have to suffice. "Sometimes sad things are beautiful"This sentence not only perfectly describes this novel, but also my experience reading it. By the end, I was in tears, a huge emotionally wreck, bu [...]


  • Mary

    Finny, the all star soccer player, and Autumn, the artistic sensitive soul, have always been connected. To outsiders, this couple seem as mismatched as a Capulet and a Montague. As many in their world judge them by appearances, Nowlin subtly introduces her audience to two souls growing together with intertwined lives that defy traditional stereotypes. Raised by "The Mothers" with absentee fathers in neighboring houses, Finny and Autumn resist natural boundaries that normally separate friends fro [...]


  • Giselle

    Oh man this writing *bangs head on desk*I can't do it.


  • Marlene

    I AM HEARTBROKEN & SOBBING!! I need a week to recover!!!


  • Proserpine

    OMG!Ouff! I'm still recovering from this story! Sometime, you'll get the chance (just like me) to read a book that will mark you for the rest of the day, year, life. If He Had Been With Me, is one of those books I will never forget for many good and unexpected reasons, but still, this story hold a special place on my shelve: the Keeper shelve.There's a lot a good and great books out there, but this one is stand out. The cover is beautiful and intriguing, but the blurb is the thing that had catch [...]


  • Eve

    I love coming across little gems like this. If He Had Been With Me was a story that just moved me. It was another late night for me as I stayed up until 4 am finishing it - it was too good to put down and continue the next day. That's what I look for in a book; something that captivates me and makes me feel. This delivered that and so much more.At first, I didn't have high hopes for the book, and I was reluctant to read it. But I came across a fantastic review that changed my mind. And I have no [...]


  • Andrea

    I finished If He Had Been With Me a few hours ago, and I still sit here not quite knowing what to say. This book, it did quite a number on my emotions. That's a good thing. I think I'm still in shock over the conclusion of the story. I don't know why I found the ending so shocking, I was clearly warned in the opening that If He Had Been With Me would not have a happy ending. Maybe it's because I am a hopeless optimist who always believes that every story has a happy ending. I would also say my h [...]


  • 2 ∞ & ➳

    why did he die why did he die why did he die why did he die why did he die why did he die.I chanted that to myself, crying myself to sleep after reading this book.I remember it clearly; I finished the book at exactly 11:40 PM EST, and I spent a minute just feeling an emotionless thought. And then the tears came.And I texted my friend, telling her THAT I AM SO DONE WITH LIfe.Actually, I am.See, when I think of books, I think of alternate universes. I think of supernatural - things that can’t be [...]


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