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Hold Still
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.
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BekaReid
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I read this book on my flights to the midwest to visit family for a long weekend. It was excellent! I was pulled in from the beginning. I also appreciated the author's note at the end, "We all move through life with our own pains and traumas and heartbreaks...there is much to be gained by sharing them, in whatever form we choose to do so, however messy or difficult, however unworthy or self-conscious or small we might feel when we do it."

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BekaReid
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Travel breakfast essentials!

BekaReid @LiteraryinLititz so I was reading this on my flight, and it is so good! I think I live it better than 3mo
BekaReid *like it ( @LiteraryinLititz ) 😉 3mo
LiteraryinLititz I‘m glad you‘re liking it! Safe travels! 3mo
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SoniaC
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I read this book in a day. Every time I tried putting it down it called me back to it. Heartbreaking and so engaging. Loved it.

LiteraryinLititz I found this one really special, too. 💜 4mo
biblioskye I plan on reading it too! 4mo
Abailliekaras Love the cover 😍 4mo
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SoniaC @Abailliekaras isn‘t it adorable. 4mo
SoniaC @biblioskye you should! 4mo
SoniaC @LiteraryinLititz so very special. 4mo
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Skyrimir
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This was my first LaCour book and while it won‘t be my last I definitely need some time before the next if all her books are this intense. A heartbreaking story lovingly written.

readinginthedark I read We Are Okay a couple years ago, and it was so good! But definitely intense. She's really sweet in person! 5mo
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Skyrimir
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The book I‘m reading AND the phrase I said a million times will giving my pup a LONG over due trim. He‘s like a new dog!

swishandflick Aww!! 5mo
Megabooks Cute! 5mo
TheAliceEvers 😂😂😂 5mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Lovely little book about grief and depression and life after loss. Major TW for suicide which is discussed even though it happens off-page. Like all of Nina LaCour's books I've read so far there's something a bit meandering about the plot that makes it feel very real and gentle somehow despite the topic and depths of grief the main character is facing. A solid 3.5 stars-- not the height of LaCour's skills, but glad to have read it.

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rachelsbrittain
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Trying to get back into the groove of reading first thing in the morning

wordzie 😎 👍 6mo
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rachelsbrittain
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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Sonic + reading

Emory Love the cover! 6mo
rachelsbrittain @Emory isn't it gorgeous?? Matches the cover of her other book so well 6mo
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rachelsbrittain
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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I finally got through a pretty major rewrite of my novel which means I have time to start a new book! Not to mention reward myself with some girl scout cookies (just dont ask how many samoas I ate to get me through those revisions in the first place)

hgrimes I am married to samoas. 6mo
rohit-sawant Congrats on wrapping up the rewrite! 6mo
rachelsbrittain @hgrimes same-- they're so good 😍 6mo
rachelsbrittain @rohit-sawant thank you!! 6mo
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rachelsbrittain
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1. About to start Hold Still

2. How could you choose?

3. "Under winter clouds, victorious, he unlocks the door." -- Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

#weekendreads

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rachelsbrittain
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So in love with this paperback that matches We Are Okay and can't wait to read it

candority 😍😍😍 6mo
wordzie 😍 6mo
Skyrimir I just got these today! Looking forward to reading them both. 6mo
rachelsbrittain @Skyrimir I love We Are Okay! It'll be my first read of Hold Still, though. 6mo
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imabusybee
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This book......💔💔 Loved it!

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imabusybee
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Reading past my bedtime. 😈

LibrarianJen I love that cover! 7mo
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Mem_ugh
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I‘m so glad that the new cover of this book pulled me in! I‘m sad I hadn‘t gotten to this one earlier because it was great, probably my favorite by this author!

Got a bit of a late start this morning, my bed is way too comfy, but I did manage to get a book finished and put in a bit of time. #24in48

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Mem_ugh
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I thought I had read everything Nina LaCour had written, I somehow missed this one. This new cover sucked me in.

Kayla.Adriena 😍 7mo
LiteraryinLititz I liked this one a lot! 7mo
Mem_ugh @Kayla.Adriena right?! Total cover lust! @LiteraryinLititz Great! I‘m only a handful of pages in but I love this author so I have a good feeling about it 7mo
LiteraryinLititz I think this is my favorite of hers. Though I also love We Are Okay. 7mo
RadicalReader @Mem_ugh what is the most interesting question you‘ve ever been asked as a librarian? 7mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Excuse me while I fangirl over this stunning new cover for Nina LaCour's first book 😍

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Eggs
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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Book : tagged
Author: Kristin Hannah
Movie/tv: Hard Day's Night
Food: honeydew

#manicmonday @JoScho

Michollio 💜 Hard Day's Night 12mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 12mo
tammysue 👏🏻❤️ Kristin Hannah 12mo
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Eggs
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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🖥 sometimes I go weeks without watching. I occasionally binge if it's a series I love
📺 Amazon prime and Netflix
🎙 series: mysteries, the Crown 👑, Better call Saul, say yes
📖 no can do
📚 ya novels: the tagged and many others
Great questions💕😍
#tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 I‘ve never read that. I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks! 13mo
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Eggs
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"Her best friend is gone but she left something behind."
Nina LaCour is my new YA fave

Johanna414 I loved We Are Okay 13mo
Eggs Me too!! @Johanna414 13mo
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LiteraryinLititz
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I am realizing that I‘m a big fan of Nina LaCour. This book gave me the most cathartic “good cry” since probably the last book of hers I read! This was a very sensitive, touching account of a girl coming to terms with her best friend‘s suicide. Both girls were budding photographers, and the interactions between them and their favorite art teacher are so well done. About friendships, family, hope, and despair. Keep the tissues close, but read it.

readinginthedark I loved We Are Okay! I‘ll have to read this one! 1y
corycatelyn I loved "everything leads to you" and "you know me well". Definitely adding this to my ever growing tbr ? 1y
LiteraryinLititz @readinginthedark I loved that one too! 1y
LiteraryinLititz @corycatelyn I loved You Know Me Well but I haven‘t read Everything Leads to You. Added! 😋 1y
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dream_library
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Mein Neuzugang, den ich schon nächste Woche Samstag beginnen werde 😍
Ich hab schon viel gutes über das Buch gehört und das es auch Recht emotional sein soll. 🙈 Ich kann es gar nicht erwarten es zu beginnen und mir selber eine Meinung drüber zu bilden 😍

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Deborah42
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After her best friend commits suicide, Caitlin is left behind to deal with the aftermath. Through a journal that Ingrid left for her, Caitlin works through her grief and loss and begins to reclaim her own life.

A sad and sensitive portrayal of mental illness and the devastation that suicide wreaks on those left behind.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Beautifully written story about a girl grieving and trying to make sense of things after her best friend commits suicide.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Yes! This is exactly how I feel about music and lyrics.

lynneamch 🎼🎶🎻🎺🎶💗😊 2y
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Malisa
Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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Just finished this lovely before bed❤️ Now time for the big decision, what to read next🤔

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Malisa
Hold Still | Nina LaCour

"Maybe there is no right thing to say. Maybe the right thing is just a myth, not really out there at all."

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Malisa
Hold Still | Nina LaCour

"I didn't know you were scared."
"Of course you knew I was scared. There was just nothing you could do."

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Malisa
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"My best friend is dead, and I could have saved her. It's so wrong, so completely and painfully wrong, that I walked through my front door tonight smiling.

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Malisa
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"Here's how I feel: People take one another for granted......... You never look up, in a moment that feels like every other moment of your life, and think, soon this will be over. But I understand more now. About the way life works. I know that when I finish reading Ingrid's journal, there won't be anything new between us ever again.

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Malisa
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"But all I can think about is Ingrid's journal, in my room, and if it's still there, and what if someone finds it, and why I don't want to read it, and how I know I need to."

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Malisa
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"I am not a darling. I am a girl ready to explode into nothing."