• Michelle

Book Review: We Are Okay

4/5 Stars.

I held off on reading this book because I knew it was going to be a deeper story, and I wanted to make sure I was in a good and clear mindset before delving into the story. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is entirely driven by emotions and inner turmoil and grief, following and exploring what it means to feel isolated and alone, fighting ideas of betrayal and regret, and examining past and present feelings involving any and all relationships. We see more of Marin's inner dialogue and how she shakily navigates a path towards healing, and I love this style of storytelling for this book. It works completely with the story and message that's being presented. The story is also subtly queer, just making it feel completely normal in the story, which is always lovely to read. The story isn't linear and bounces back between past and present so the reader gets a better idea as to why Marin thinks and feels the way she does, as well as revealing how certain relationships came to be. The whole story is beautifully intertwined, and whether reading a chapter in past or present, the book keeps the reader grounded and in the moment. This was a beautiful read, and I've definitely become a fan of Nina LaCour's writing. We Are Okay is out now!

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