Title: We Are Okay
Author: Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Synopsis: Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun.
Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
★ ★ ★ ★ .5
I thought this book was a graphic novel. I honestly did! So I was a bit disappointed to find it wasn’t.
The writing was simple, and full of thought. It doesn’t necessarily make you feel anything deep, but it just expresses the way that our main character is feeling, without making it dramatic.
Throughout this book you’re flashing from the past to the present, trying to figure out what happened. And for me, that was handled pretty well. It wasn’t confusing, and the balance between these chapters were perfect.
The characters were quick to learn, and easy to remember. These are definitely people that I’ll be carrying with me for a while.
This was a beautiful book.That is the adjective that really describes it the best. It was beautifully written, and it’s sure to be one I think about a lot.
This was a book I never thought I’d read. Now that I have, I seriously suggest that you do – it’s not some depressing contemporary, and it’s not supposed to be an eye-opener. Just enjoy it.