We Are Okay book chat with Sarah & Jade

Hello again bookish friends. We were honored from the 18th to 25th of this month to host a tour in conjunction with the University of Queensland Press for the austrlian release of Nina LaCour’s We Are Okay. Most of us #AusYABloggers moderators had already read the book or read along with the tour. Jade and I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about this book and promote it a little bit more.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour 

Published March 5th 2019 by UQP
(first published February 14th 2017)

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.

You can find Nina LaCour on Goodreads | Website | Twitter

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Sarah:            Had you ever heard of Nina Lacour before we took on this tour? I had only heard of her from the book she wrote with David Levithan, You Know Me Well.

Jade:               This was the first book I have heard of by Nina Lacour, but I really enjoyed her style of writing and will defiantly read her other works in the future.

Sarah:             I finished this book and was absolutely shattered by its honest and beautiful account of a young woman drowning in, then dealing with her grief. I think it ended perfectly.

                        Were you happy with the ending or did you want to experience more with Marin?

Jade:               I have always been the type of reader that wants more from books, needing to know what happens after the story. As much as I loved the ending, I felt as though readers were kind of left on a cliff hanger. It would have been nice to see how Marin grew as she started to move on from her grief.

Sarah:            Reading a book like this can be utterly heartbreaking. My heart ached for Marin and my eyes were swimming in tears during those last few chapters. But I felt like in the end my heart had been healed and warmed. Did you find you had the same experience?

Jade:              Yes! There were so many parts in this book that had my heart torn. The ending defiantly started to heal it but after connecting with Marin so strongly I know it will still take time for her to fully accept everything that happened. 

Sarah:            I think we can safely say that all us #AusYABloggers mods would highly recommend this book. Wouldn’t you agree Jade?

Jade:              We are all humans, we all go through grief and heartache and this book is perfect for all readers. 

You can go back HERE and check out the We Are Okay tour the schedule, 
the post links to all the participants. 

OPEN NOW Shauna's Great Expectations Instagram Tour. 
Running the 13th - 19th May. More info HERE.

OPEN NOW Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories Review Tour. 
Running the 1st - 10th June. More info HERE.

You can find Sarah via The Adventures of SacaKat  Twitter  Instagram and Goodreads

You can find Jade via Twitter  Instagram and Goodreads

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