We Are Okay
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Nina LaCour's award-winning, achingly beautiful novel is now available in paperback!–Includes a new foreword by Nicola Yoon, #1 bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything–Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award“Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” –The New York Times Book Review“A beautiful, devastating piece of art." –BookpageYou 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.Praise for We Are Okay “Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy.” —Bustle★ “Exquisite.” —Kirkus★ “LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist★ “Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —SLJ★ “A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.” —Publishers Weekly★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." —Shelf Awareness“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” —Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss“As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.”—Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World“You can feel every peak and valley of Marin’s emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost
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"7/10 I enjoyed both the characters and the story! I would have rated this a nine If I would have seen more of the relationship between Hannah and Marin. I realize that throughout the story Marin talks about what great friends they are but this is only portrayed for a page or two at the beginning of the book. This is also one of those books where you stare creepily at its gorgeous cover, guilty as charged! 😅"
"If you’ve ever lost someone you love, and felt so completely alone, and afraid and absolutely absorbed by grief, then you NEED to read this book. I knew LaCour would soon be one of my favorite authors after I read just one of her titles. This book does not disappoint and 100% put her at the top of my list. Absolutely beautifully heartbreaking story, extremely well written, just hits you right in the feels. "
"This book was so unexpectedly beautiful. I think it will stick with me forever"
"i loved this book so much, i read it in one day"