We Are Okay

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Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award

An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship, We Are Okay is an acclaimed best book of the year!

A TODAY Show Must-Read Book • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A Seventeen Best Book of the Year • A News & Observer Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice selection • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Bustle Best Book of the Year • A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

Short, poetic and gorgeously written. . . . The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art. . . . 
An extraordinary work.” —Bookpage

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.

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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About the author

Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in Martinez, California. www.ninalacour.com
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Feb 14, 2017
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Young Adult Fiction / LGBT
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Emi Price, una escenógrafa de éxito, se topa un día con una extraña carta de un ícono de Hollywood. En su búsqueda sobre la vida de esa leyenda del cine se encuentra con secretos y con el amor.

A veces Hollywood te permite vivir un amor enigmático... de verdad.

De Nina LaCour, autora de la premiada novela Hold Still, finalista del premio literario William C. Morris y de la aclamada The Disenchantments.

Tras instalarse en el departamento que su hermano le encomendó en la ciudad de Los Ángeles para pasar el verano como regalo de graduación, Emi Price no está muy segura de cómo cumplir con su única condición: que algo fabuloso suceda ahí mientras él no está. Emi podrá ser una talentosa y joven escenógrafa que ha comenzado a encontrar su camino en el competitivo mundo del cine, pero se sigue sintiendo como una adolescente promedio, tropezando una y otra vez cuando se trata de asuntos románticos.

Pero cuando ella y su mejor amiga, Charlotte, descubren una misteriosa carta en la venta de liquidación de las propiedades de una leyenda de Hollywood, Emi tiene que salir de su zona de confort, de su mundo cuidadosamente aderezado y funcional, con tal de atar los cabos sueltos en la vida oculta de un icono del cine. Sus pesquisas la llevan a descubrir un viejo secreto que se remonta décadas atrás y la posibilidad de hallar algo verdaderamente épico: el amor.

Lo que ha dicho la crítica:

"Los lectores pueden confiar en que están en manos de una narradora magistral". - Kirkus Reviews

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