Book Review: WE ARE OKAY

    • Author: Nina LaCour
    • Published: 14th February 2017
    • Read: April 5, 2017
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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.


Did you see that cover? Yes, beautiful right? I didn’t know that a book could be melancholically beautiful (is that even a word?). This book made me feel all these raw emotions that really carried me away. What I love most about the book is the mystery that I didn’t even know existed not after reading halfway through it. It was just right there in front of me but I didn’t suspected anything, that’s when you know it was good writing that deceived you. To be honest, there were parts that I didn’t like about the story, like the thing with Mabel and Marin because it could’ve been much better (in my opinion) if it didn’t have to be something more, like not put malice on their friendship because they have such an amazing friendship. This book is just so sad, the grief is bleeding out of the book but the depth of the message of the author really made it through me, it reached me.

I love books that has more to it than the plot they just write for the sake of making a story. This is a fast paced and short read that I totally recommend if you’re feeling blue and if you’re looking for a book about friendship, forgiveness, and family.


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