Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay

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      Library Journals, LLC, 2016.
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      * LACOUR, Nina. We Are Okay. 240p. Dutton. Feb. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780525425892. POP Gr 8 Up--Her first semester of college behind her, Marin stays alone in the dorms [...]
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      Copyright 2016 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
      COPYRIGHT 2016 A wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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      DAR, M. Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay. School Library Journal, [s. l.], n. 12, p. 120, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 nov. 2019.
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      Dar M. Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay. School Library Journal. 2016;(12):120. Accessed November 17, 2019.
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      Dar, Mahnaz. 2016. “Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay.” School Library Journal.
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      Dar, Mahnaz. “Lacour, Nina. We Are Okay.” School Library Journal, 2016.
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Booklist Reviews 2016 December #1

*Starred Review* It's the winter break during Marin's first year at college, and she is facing the holidays thousands of miles from her San Francisco home. Since her grandfather died the previous summer, Marin feels set adrift. Not only has she lost Gramps, her sole caretaker, but he'd been keeping secrets, and when she discovers the truth, it shatters everything she believed was true about her life. Engulfed in pain and feeling alone, she shuns her best friend Mabel's numerous calls and texts. But Mabel flies cross-country, determined to help her friend deal with her grief. Marin is afraid that Mabel regrets the physical intimacy that had grown between the two girls while she was still in California, and braces herself for more heartache, but Mabel surprises her in more ways than one. With the most delicate and loving strokes in Marin's first-person narrative, LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis. Images of the icy winter surrounding Marin in New York contrast sharply with her achingly vibrant memories of San Francisco. Raw and beautiful, this portrait of a girl searching for both herself and a sense of home will resonate with readers of LGBTQIA romances, particularly those with bisexual themes, and the poignant and affecting exploration of grief and betrayal will enchant fans of character-driven fiction. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

Alone on a snowy campus for winter break during her first year of college, Marin--who abruptly fled her California home for reasons that only gradually become clear--anxiously awaits the arrival of her best friend for a visit. Marin's harrowing, heartbreaking backstory illustrates the complexities of a friendship that turns romantic and the knotty relationship between grief and memory. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 December #1

Over the winter holidays, college freshman Marin opts to remain in an empty dorm in New York rather than go home to California. The reasons she decides to stay gently unfold one layer at a time, in an introspective novel that powerfully explores her solitude and conflicted emotions against the backdrop of a stormy, icy winter. Marin's temptation to burrow under the covers and "stay in bed all day" has to be put on hold when an old friend, Mabel, comes for a visit. As Mabel attempts to persuade Marin to return to San Francisco (at least for a while), Marin is forced to confront the past she is trying to forget, namely the summer that began with Marin and Mabel taking their friendship into thrilling new territory and ended with the death of Marin's caretaker grandfather and the exposure of disturbing secrets. Through Marin's memories and cautious conversations with Mabel, LaCour (Hold Still) conjures a moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she's known has been thrown into disarray. Ages 14–up. Agent: Sara Crowe, Pippin Properties. (Feb.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.