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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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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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Samara_Kipnis
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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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BekaReid
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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! 2w
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Soubhiville
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My #bookhaul from #ATXBookstoreCrawl! 6 stores, 7 books. ❤️📚

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 I love Robin Hobb. 👍🏻👍🏻 4w
toofondofbooks Robin Hobb ❤️ 4w
hermyknee Oh so cool! 4w
Hooked_on_books Wow! Sounds like an awesome day. 3w
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TheLudicReader
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A lovely, evocative and moving tale about overcoming grief.

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TheLudicReader
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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 🎉🎉 1mo
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) 1mo
Cinfhen What a beautiful piece of art!!!!please pass on my compliments to your son 🙌🏻 1mo
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Tamra So pretty 1mo
saguarosally He does amazing work! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Wow that is incredible! I loved (edited) 1mo
MeganAnn Stunning! Your son is very talented! 🎉 this trilogy recently became a favorite: 1mo
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!): 1mo
Avanders ( @MeganAnn ‘s pick is also super fun and I can‘t *wait* for the movies!!!) 1mo
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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. 1mo
EmilyM Loved this one! 1mo
TheReadingReceptionist You might cry 1mo
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witchinguptales
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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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Literaturenut
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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. 2mo
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Literaturenut
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My Libby hold came in today, so I started this. #CurentlyListening

BookNerd9906 Mine too! 2mo
annkuch13 This is such a good book! Be ready to cry a lot! 2mo
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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 🤗 2mo
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vkois88
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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 2mo
Tianareadslgbt I imagine it must have been beautiful! 2mo
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hyperashley
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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 2mo
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samjmitchell
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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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WolfReader
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Love this Emerson quote inside Nina LaCour‘s book We Are Okay. #quotestoliveby #saturdayreads #weekendreads

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manicdirteater
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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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Kayla.Adriena
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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?! 😍🤤 5mo
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ahoffkosik
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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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alisonrose
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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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alisonrose
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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. 7mo
jmofo I struggle with this sort of thing all of the time. 💜 7mo
alisonrose @jmofo with what sort of thing? 7mo
jmofo Getting characters‘ name right. Of course, regular life people too. 7mo
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 7mo
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alisonrose
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The most innocent things can call back the most terrible.

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alisonrose
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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 😜 7mo
RealLifeReading 😂😂 7mo
TrishB I enjoyed it 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
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Roos I absolutely adored this one. 7mo
KathyWheeler I liked this book a whole lot, in spite of the mixed reviews. 7mo
LadyBrik I loved this book! 7mo
alisonrose @TrishB @roos @KathyWheeler @LadyBrik I‘m enjoying it a lot! Glad to know I‘m not alone after seeing those other lukewarm reviews! 7mo
Roos @alisonrose Yay! 👌 7mo
TheReadingReceptionist I listened to the audiobook but i liked it 2mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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This is one of those books that you just can‘t quite put your finger on. Not a lot happens, but I feel like I‘ve been on a journey. I was totally not expecting it, but the very end hit me like a sucker punch. I love stories that take me by surprise with how much I love them, and Marin‘s certainly fits that description. Jorjeana Marie can do no wrong; her narration is light and perfect and portrayed grief with the same quiet intensity as joy.

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GirlNamedJesse
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Audio sewing tonight. ✂️🎧

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HighLadyoftheStacks
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Beautiful! I can‘t describe exactly why I personally was so touched by this book, but from what I‘ve heard it has a different effect on each reader. #weareokay

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CaliforniaCay
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This was such a beautifully written, sad, quiet story. I love that it takes place in San Francisco, it's always fun to see local places mentioned This story is told from Marin's perspective as she copes with the loss of her grandfather who raised her, goes through the ups and downs of her first love, while also battling loneliness and being forced to be an independent adult before she's ready. Listened to it on audio but definitely worth a read.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A sad story about grief, discovering the truth about your family, and friendship. Started off slow, luckily it picked up the second half. My first book by the author, lovely writing and great themes being explored. There‘s much Litsy love for this book but I merely enjoyed the story for what it was. Maybe I‘m not the targeted reader. I was blown away by the cover, though, which is just gorgeous. This book was just..okay for me.
#24in48 book four.

Kalalalatja The cover is really great 👌 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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And with the fourth book ✅, that‘s a wrap up for this round of readathon. Only managed 16 hours and I‘ve enjoyed myself with all the reading.
#24in48

batsy 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉 10mo
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TrishB Well done 👏🏻 10mo
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Reggie Great job!!! 10mo
Kalalalatja Woohoo! 👏👏 10mo
Lizpixie Congratulations🎉🎉🎉 10mo
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏🙌🙌😄 10mo
whatshesreadingnow Congrats!! Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎊💜😃 10mo
Librarybelle Great job! 10mo
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Shadowfat
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I liked this book. It may have been slow at times but I felt that fit the narrative. Marin more so than other college freshman had to deal with a lot of loss and loneliness. I also really enjoyed the writing style, it was calming.

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ms.schan
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This little book packs a punch 😭💔 Love. Grief. Loneliness. Friendship. Heartbreaking and heartwarming. Beautifully written.

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HeatherBookNerd
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This was amazing, with a particularly sensitive and moving narration by Jorjeana Marie. The book is about about Marin, who is grappling with so many layers of grief while also navigating the confusing transition into adulthood. LaCour tackles a lot in such a short novel, and yet it is so focused on this one young woman‘s poignant story that it felt fleshed out and well-handled. It‘s sad and beautiful and I will definitely read more by this author.

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SammyB123
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Three thousand miles. Thats how much she cares.

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Travellinggator
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“We were nostalgic for a time that wasn‘t yet over.” This is how I felt about this book. I was cherishing it and missing it before I was even finished. Nina LaCour is a phenomenal writer.

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lowellette
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Fangirling at ALA18!

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SoniaC
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I couldn‘t put this down. I really did not expect to finish it in one day. But it just really grabbed me.

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Branwen
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A few more LGBTQ books to finish up pride month this weekend! ❤💟💛💙💚💜 #pridemonth #librarylove

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BookaholicNatty
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@corycatelyn you are the sweetest ever!!!! Thank you soooo so much! I came home yesterday after taking one of my last exams (only the final to go and my lab practical) and i was discouraged because it was my youngest birthday yesterday too and I had to spend it at school so this cheered me up tremendously!!!!!!! I can‘t wait to read both of these books and that bookmark is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I also love the keychain!!! 👇🏾

BookaholicNatty @corycatelyn thank you so so so so so so much! You have truly been such a blessing to have as a friend! It‘s nice to have someone who understands what‘s I‘m going through and to have someone to talk to about all the craziness!!! I hope one day we get to meet in person! Thank you for making my day!!! Lots of love and hugs!!! ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
corycatelyn I'm glad you got it! The bookmark is another fabulous creation from @Babiesandbooks ! You're a wonderful person too and I'm happy to have brightened your day a little bit! Text me if you need to chat. Love ya girl! 😘 11mo
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Velvetfur This post and comments are all so adorable 💜 Oh and I agree about how pretty is the bookmark & key chain! 11mo
AmyG Lovely 11mo
JamieArc Julie Murphy is becoming on of my favorite YA authors. Don‘t wait too long to read Dumplin‘ 😊 11mo
BookaholicNatty @JamieArc @corycatelyn if you two say it‘s good then I must hurry up and read it! 11mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Beautiful book and story ❤️🌹5/5

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Acterry81
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Picked this up from the library today. I‘m already 50 pages in!

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JoScho ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 11mo
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sparingqueen
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I really appreciated this coming-of-age story of love and loss. Heartbreaking and emotional, it will stick with you.

Book one of #13Books13Weeks

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJune18 #nostalgia

I think that this quote from this sad but good YA novel is about graduation, but I think it applies to many different situations. 🤔

kgriffith Why do I feel like I recently acquired this title? I really need to keep better track of my books. One would think, given my employer, but I guess it‘s a matter of the cobbler‘s kids going barefoot? 😋 11mo
DebinHawaii @kgriffith Hah! I won't report you! 🤣 11mo
DebinHawaii @kgriffith It is a good book though and a pretty quick read if you do find you have it. 👍 11mo
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kgriffith @DebinHawaii Excellent, I‘ll keep that in mind! 😀 11mo
mdemanatee I remember noting this quote when I read this one too! 11mo
Cathythoughts I love this quote... makes me feel nostalgic 11mo
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EH2018
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Really enjoyed this YA novel...sad but sweet...

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