Review : 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.

Usually, when i say a book is really hard to review, it's because i found it perfect and can't really find real words to describe my love for it. It is not the case here, this is not a 5/5 book for me, but i'm still having a hard time reviewing it. Stay with me people, this may not make any sense. Overall, i really enjoyed this story. It is not a plot driven type of story, in this short little book, the main focus is emotion and relationships. How lies and loneliness can get mixed, leaving you with a little cloud of feelings you are not too sure what to do with. This book did a wonderful job painting Marin's emotion, it was like walking into her brain, trying to understand this complex character. i wanted to hug her and i wanted to tell her to stop. I think it was a heartbreaking journey, but also a wonderful trip into the feeling of emptiness, Nina Lacour's writing was beautiful, it was so well-written. I only read one other book by her, but i don't remember her writing hitting me so hard. Maybe it's the story she was telling, maybe it's because she found her perfect genre. I just hope i get to read more of this.

We Are Okay was a great, slow paced, melancholic story. It's sad, it's lonely, it's also full of love. i'm giving it 4/5 because, no, it's not a new favorite, but i enjoyed it very much.

We Are Okay : 4/5


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