Nina LaCour is one of those authors that I came across one day, not knowing that I was going to fall in love with all of her books, and it only took me a chapter to realize that her characters and stories stay with you forever.
I found Hold Still on sale. I read the back and decided, yeah, I want to read this. I wasn't prepared for a story about loss, hope, and a topic that hit close to home. It broke me, it put me together again, it made me subscribe to the "Nina LaCour Fan Club*." The adventurous The Disenchantments and the oh-my-god-my-heart-can't-handle-the-feels Everything Leads to You soon followed and they did not disappoint. Now, we are getting ready for a brand new and completely unforgettable (trust me, I'm pretty good at predicting stuff like that) novel: We Are Okay. I'm not okay. I won't be okay until I get my hands on that book and read every single page. But, until then, I'll leave you with a taster:
"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.
I know, I know. Your heart hurts. And it'll probably hurt a little more while you read this beauty but the heartbreak is worth it.
*Is there a fan club? Because, if there is, I will join. And if there isn't, we should make one.