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Today's post is all about the book called
Book Review Tour
Synopsis: 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 far 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.
An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.
So that above is about the book, and here is where it get's awkward. I personally can see where this story has mixed reviews, I fall into the category of it was good, but not Amazing. Though I think its all about each to there own and what you prefer in a story. I love books with character driven arcs. When I went into this story, I never actually read the blurb I really just wanted to help with the blog tour. I love being able to help promote, and jump on blog tours where I can.
The plot to this story was pretty easy to follow, no action and a lot of present and past scenes. I am not a big lover on past scenarios, I understand why they were part of this story.
Marin's head space was not some where wanted to be long, I am thankful that it wasn't a fairly long story. She was very melodramatic, slightly annoying. I understand she has been through some intense trauma.
I wanted to really love this book so much, I was so excited to have receive the paperback, because that cover is LUSH. I am 100% in love with the cover art for this book.
I think personally, I couldn't relate to the character in any way so I struggled caring.
People are going to, if not already LOVE this story. I think it will impact each reader differently.
Trigger warnings: Grief, loneliness and the need for support.
Overall 3 solid stars.