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We Are Okay
We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
From the award-winning author ofHold Still comes an achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship. "You go through life thinking there s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother." 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. An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love."
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hermyknee
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#GratefulReads Read in one sitting. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

I picked this up last night and couldn't get to sleep until I finished. It's a tender, emotional read about a girl trying to pick up the pieces and move on after her world has been shattered.

I wasn't as blown away by this one as others, but my teenage self would have absolutely loved this one. Still a great read about loneliness, friendship and family.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve been that girl 💔 4w
OriginalCyn620 On my TBR! 4w
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AbbeyBarnett
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This book was amazing! 10/10 would definitely recommend

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AriThomas
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Cute story about friendship and life and family.

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JennyM
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The grief and loneliness is palpable in this beautiful little book. So well done.

TrishB I thought this was a good read too. And the cover ❤️ 2mo
kamoorephoto I really loved this one...such a great book 💙💓 2mo
JennyM @kamoorephoto @TrishB it gave me all the feels and a few tears! The cover is really gorgeous 2mo
valeriegeary Oh how I loved this one! 💔❤️ 2mo
JennyM @valeriegeary I devoured it in one sitting. So good! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
OriginalCyn620 This is on my tbr! 3mo
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Soozee @Marilyncjackson 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. And try to tag a litten every day. 3mo
Marilyncjackson @Soozee ok thank you guys I will see about playing 😊 3mo
Naj @Soozee thanks for the explanation! I forgot to include that in my post. 3mo
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WE ARE OKAY focuses on coming to terms with and moving beyond loss, grief, and loneliness. The relationships/friendships between the characters in this book are complex, but more importantly, healthy and respectful. And the characters' diverse identities aren't "issues"! This is such a wholesome read. The quiet, gentle tone throughout had me feeling like I was holding my breath⁠—it was that stunning. What a wonderful character-driven novel.

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This book hurt me in ways I didn't think a book could. I almost stayed up late last night to finish it, but I had to put it down because of how emotional it was making me.
This may be my favorite book I've read this year. 💙

jchawkins I had the same thing happen with On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. 💜 5mo
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blondie
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I think I'm gonna start making more of these. 💜

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blondie
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Watched a few booktubers tonight and it made me want to get lost in a book. 💙
I'm hating this reading slump I've been in.

ju.ca.no I‘m having my finger‘s crossed for you to get out of the slump soon😘🤗 5mo
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SincerelyWinona
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1. I‘m in the middle of Authority by Jeff VanderMeer but just download We Are Okay today and I‘m excited to start it!
2. Es Tebu! Fresh pressed sugar cane juice. Especially with some lemon or lime to brighten it up even more.
3. My last 2-3 books were all library books I‘ve now returned. So the last line of a recent read I still have is “I am not returning home.” - Annihilation

sebrittainclark I loved The Southern Reach trilogy! 5mo
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erinjohns
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Not for me...the first 7 chapters I made it through kept dragging on.

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blondie
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I'm almost finished with Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, so I decided to take my other books back that I never finished and get some new ones.
My own books have been severely neglected this year.

I've been in such a reading slump this year. It's been a hectic year full of challenges and changes.

Trashcanman I hope life gets kinder. 5mo
blondie @Trashcanman Thank you. I always appreciate your kind words. ♡ 5mo
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DyAnne
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Just finished this. It‘s lovely.

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Lara.Tomme
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A story about grief and loneliness. It was a sad story, but told nicely. I liked listening to the audiobook.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐

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Jen_Reads
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Up next for me. I was happy to see this in paperback since I‘ve been wanting to read it for a while.

LiteraryinLititz I loved this one. Simple but conveys so much emotion! 6mo
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Jen_Reads
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My lovely little cat has taken to protecting my book.

#catsoflitsy

JohannaRose What a cutie! 😻 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 6mo
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Nashy
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"I smiled while everybody laughed, and she looked so beautiful in the bonfire glow. We all looked so beautiful." ~Marin

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quietjenn
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Taking the train up to New York tonight for a concert tonight. Finally got this at the train station.

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LouBeth
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My favorite of my #MayReads is We Are Okay.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

JoyBlue What did you think of I Think You‘re Wrong? That‘s high on my TBR. 6mo
Soubhiville I just bought We Are OK. I‘m looking forward to it. Glad to hear you liked it! 6mo
LouBeth @JoyBlue it was good but I think more than anything it was just an introduction to their podcast. 6mo
JoyBlue @LouBeth Thanks for letting me know. 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💖📚💖 6mo
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Nashy
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Just finished The Jewel, tomorrow I'll start reading this beauty with a friend ❤😍

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library.lesbian
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perfectly captured the feeling of being young, in love and the feeling that something is slightly broken
the representation and rawness of this book is astounding
i loved the poetic style, it made me feel both centred in reality and in my own head
10/10 - found its place on my favourites shelf

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LouBeth
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This book completely caught me off guard. It was so beautiful and moving but in a subtle way (if that makes sense).

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“...unable to feel my way back to myself” (7). Poignant writing.

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Zashikabuta06
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But first (before reading “You Are a Badass”) I‘m gonna read this book. I started it awhile back and never finished it. Hopefully, it will be a quick read! 😁 #YAbooks #lgbtqreads

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Book_yogi
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This book is raw, heartbreaking, lovely, brief, lonely, heartfelt, sad, simple, complicated, surprising, accepting, painful, tragic, loving, forgiving and healing.

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This may have been a short book, but it was full of depth as Marin deals with loss, grief, and uncertainty. Thanks for the recommendation @LiteraryinLititz 👍

LiteraryinLititz Glad you liked it! 7mo
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Soubhiville
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My #bookhaul from #ATXBookstoreCrawl! 6 stores, 7 books. ❤️📚

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 I love Robin Hobb. 👍🏻👍🏻 7mo
toofondofbooks Robin Hobb ❤️ 7mo
hermyknee Oh so cool! 7mo
Hooked_on_books Wow! Sounds like an awesome day. 7mo
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TheLudicReader
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A lovely, evocative and moving tale about overcoming grief.

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I am celebrating passing 5000 Litfluence points with a giveaway. This is a print of a watercolour done by my 19-year-old son which I will mail anywhere. All you have to do for a chance to win is to comment with the name of the book that rocked your world most recently. I will choose a winner randomly on Monday April 15th at 7pm. Feel free to share #ludicreader5000

TrishB Amazing last read. Congrats 🎉🎉 8mo
AmyG Wow...this is beautiful. Your son is so talented. And congrats! And.....thank you! Rocked my world is a very bold statement. The only book that recently fits the bill is (edited) 8mo
Cinfhen What a beautiful piece of art!!!!please pass on my compliments to your son 🙌🏻 8mo
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Tamra So pretty 8mo
saguarosally He does amazing work! 8mo
Chrissyreadit Wow that is incredible! I loved (edited) 8mo
MeganAnn Stunning! Your son is very talented! 🎉 this trilogy recently became a favorite: 8mo
Avanders Beautiful!! 😍 And congrats! 🍾 And this book is easily my new favorite... keeping me hoooooked until the very end (... which is only book 1 of 3!): 8mo
Avanders ( @MeganAnn ‘s pick is also super fun and I can‘t *wait* for the movies!!!) 8mo
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MelissaSue81
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Wow. This story took a little while to take off for me, but once it did, what an emotional roller coaster it took me on. Absolutely heart wrenching.

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DebbieGrillo
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Just started listening to this one tonight.

MelissaSue81 I just started reading this today too. 8mo
EmilyM Loved this one! 8mo
TheReadingReceptionist You might cry 8mo
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BooksOnPointe
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This book touched my heart. Here‘s my full review: https://booksonpointe.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/review-we-are-okay/

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This book was heartbreaking, full of longing, loneliness, and grief. But also catharsis and unconditional love.

#SetOnCollegeCampus #PopSugarReadingChallenge #audiobook #17of65

suzisteffen Yes, loved this one. 9mo
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My Libby hold came in today, so I started this. #CurentlyListening

BookNerd9906 Mine too! 9mo
annkuch13 This is such a good book! Be ready to cry a lot! 9mo
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TheReadingReceptionist
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I absolutely enjoyed this book it gave me all the feels in all the right ways. Having dealt with grief myself, i also learned alot from this book

RaimeyGallant On my list! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome 🤗 9mo
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I finished this one last week. It was a heartbreakingly relatable story of losing and then having to find ones' sense of self again after dealing with traumatic loss. It was a fairly quick listen, via #Libby. 3.5🌟

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“But now there is stillness and drips of candlewax and quiet. There are the ghosts of who we used to be.”
5/5 This book was super short, yet filled with such depth. You can feel the loneliness and sorrow the protagonist, Marin, is dealing with as she copes with loss, both familial and romantic. Nina Lacour has such a talent for writing emotion. I found myself being being transported back to my university days where I felt as loney as Marin.

TheReadingReceptionist I loved the audio book 9mo
Tianareadslgbt I imagine it must have been beautiful! 9mo
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5⭐'s. "The most innocent things can call back the most terrible." I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would! I was in a kind of dark mood when I started it so I thought it was a bad idea to read it but it wasn't at all. This book helped me a lot! ❤️

TheReadingReceptionist The audiobook is awesome 9mo
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Nothing extraordinary happens, there is no YA teen adventure and yet I found myself crying by the end. A good story, good writing - I can see why it caused so much interest in the category last year. 4/5.

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Love this Emerson quote inside Nina LaCour‘s book We Are Okay. #quotestoliveby #saturdayreads #weekendreads

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This book is a really sweet story. Sure, there are parts that tug at your heart strings around the relationship between Marin and her Gramps but the tender story is what shines. It‘s a super quick read! I finished it in a day.

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This YA book burst my heart wide open! I've been saving it for Christmas time because it definitely has that Christmas-y feel to it. It references Jane Eyre & One Hundred Years of Solitude! I LOVE when books reference books The protagonist is a girl working through grief who used to love to read but finds herself unable to anymore. I also love how this book normalizes her romantic relationship with a girl without the SHOCK factor. 💕

Kayla.Adriena And are those not the most beautiful end pages you've ever seen?! 😍🤤 12mo
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New Reads November rolls on over on the podcast with a discussion about a true heartbreaker of a book, Nina LaCour‘s We Are Okay. Main character Marin‘s story is one of love, secrets, and the many ways that you can call someone family. It broke me into a million little pieces, but I enjoyed every last minute. 💔 click the link in my bio to listen! 🎧

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While there‘s nothing groundbreaking here, I thought it was a very heartfelt story w/some important messages about grief and trauma and how everyone processes these things in their own way and on their own time, and you have to let them do that. I wish we got a fuller picture of what happened before Marin went to NY, and I‘m pretty sure a school wouldn‘t let even a legal adult live all alone in the dorm for a month. But still a nice read. 3/5 ⭐️

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Oh! Maybe her name *is* pronounced like the county, then? Sweet, that‘s easier on my brain 😆

alisonrose To clarify: I had assumed it was MARE-in, not Muh-RIN like the county I grew up in and still live near. 14mo
jmofo I struggle with this sort of thing all of the time. 💜 14mo
alisonrose @jmofo with what sort of thing? 14mo
jmofo Getting characters‘ name right. Of course, regular life people too. 14mo
alisonrose @jmofo Oh, haha, yeah. It always bugs me when I don‘t know how to say a character‘s name, especially in a fantasy book where the names are made up by the author 14mo
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The most innocent things can call back the most terrible.

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I‘ve only read one book by Nina LaCour (Everything Leads to You) and I absolutely loved it...but this one doesn‘t have super great reviews, so who knows. But it‘s really short so even if it‘s not great at least it won‘t be a huge time investment, LOL #nowreading

alisonrose One of the characters is named Marin, which is probably supposed to be pronounced “MARE-in” but I can only say “Muh-RIN” because #bayarea 😜 14mo
RealLifeReading 😂😂 14mo
TrishB I enjoyed it 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
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Roos I absolutely adored this one. 14mo
KathyWheeler I liked this book a whole lot, in spite of the mixed reviews. 14mo
LadyBrik I loved this book! 14mo
alisonrose @TrishB @roos @KathyWheeler @LadyBrik I‘m enjoying it a lot! Glad to know I‘m not alone after seeing those other lukewarm reviews! 14mo
Roos @alisonrose Yay! 👌 14mo
TheReadingReceptionist I listened to the audiobook but i liked it 9mo
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