WE ARE OKAY || SPOILER FREE REVIEW

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

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Title: We are Okay

Author: Nina LaCour

Published: 14 February 2017

Pages: 234

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                                                             Summary

This book follows the story of the main character Marin, who left behind her entire life when she came to college in New York. She hasn’t spoken to anyone from her life including her best friend Mabel and she is mourning a loss (which is slightly revealed as the book continues, thus it is not mentioned at the beginning). During the first winter break, she is forced to confront what she left behind and her grief. I want to stop there before I spoil anything lol

                                                         My Thoughts

  • This book did an excellent job in exploring grief. The author explores all the complexities of grief and how all of those contribute to the way Marin deals with grief and the decisions she ends up making.
  • The entire book takes place over a couple of days in campus where Marin attends. It’s only Marin and Mabel around campus. The isolation of the setting was done perfectly.
  • There is diversity in this book, yet it’s not the focal point of the story, which I liked.
  • The first half of the book was a bit slow for me, but the ending was beautifully written.
  • Overall, I enjoyed this book and I think I wanted more from the story. It took me on an emotional journey, I cried a lot.

                                                            Rating

four

                                     4/5 stars

 

So those were my thoughts about this book. If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, share and comment below.

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