We Are Okay by Nina LaCour // Sprinkles of Dreams Book Review

Book Review // We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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.

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication Date: February 17th, 2017
RATING: 
⭐⭐⭐½

I know that I am always alone, even when surrounded by people, so I let the emptiness in.

We Are Okay is quiet, but powerful.

It delicately taps into your emotions, and makes you feel—but most of all, it makes you ache.

I didn’t to read much about this book before starting it, and it was the best decision I could have made, because there is a reason the synopsis is so vague, and there is a reason why my review is.

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Every tug at your heart, every sudden weight in your stomach that you feel, that Nina LaCour brings to life with simple, but evocative words, makes you experience the heavy sadness tinged with apathy that lingers in Marin’s life as if it’s your own.

(…) there are too many failings. Not enough hope. Everything is despair. Everything is suffering.

Two delicate strands—one of the past, and one of the present—are slowly intertwined, and when they finally meet, every single emotion you are made to live through throughout this book makes sense to you.

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We Are Okay tells a story about family, friendship, love, and finding yourself—it’s a glimpse into a person’s life that is filled with melancholy, deep-seated loneliness, and a heavy, drawn out kind of heartbreak—and its woven together beautifully.

Something is shifting inside me. A heavy cloud passing. A glimpse of brightness.

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We Are Okay is quiet, but powerful.

It delicately taps into your emotions, and makes you feel—but most of all, it makes you ache.

And heal.

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Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
Which Nina LaCour novel is your favorite?

xx, Lily

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