Saturday, June 10, 2017
We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour
A bittersweet story about loss and family, and (of course) rebirth and potential renewal. It's very melancholy and downtrodden -- definitely, not a cheery read! But if you enjoy a mood piece, quieter than a deserted snow-covered campus at Christmastime, then this is probably for you. Marin is self-absorbed and one tires of her navel gazing, but it is appropriate for the story. And the writing is gorgeous, as one would expect for the genre.