Genres: Young Adult
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"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.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are most excited about. This week’s I-can’t-wait book is We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. This young adult contemporary will be out February 14, 2017, by Dutton Books for Young Readers.
Waiting on Wednesday
Why We’re Waiting
I’m not usually drawn to graphic novels, for the simple reason that they are somewhat hard for me to read—I have to be in the right frame of mind if I am going to get cozy with a GN. With that being said, I can see myself sitting in my bed, under the covers sobbing at this book and it’s beautiful illustrations. Just the synopsis alone broke my heart and that makes me want to read it even more. I love books that can make my heart break not only from the story, but by the pure beauty of it. I know this will be one book that I cuddle with at night and hold tight.
I think this is a graphic novel, based on the tags on Goodreads and that’s what really draws me to it. There are not enough YA graphic novels out in the world and especially not ones that are contemporaries. Reluctant young readers are more attracted to graphic novels, which is why I am so excited for this book. I also can’t wait because it sounds like such a groundbreaking sort of book. I’m interested to see what LaCour does with this book. Bring on the feels!
So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?