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We Are Okay

Title

We Are Okay

Authors

Nina LaCour

Publisher

Dutton Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780735232013

Pages

240 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Family member death; Homosexuality; family member death; grief; same sex relationship; lesbian

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandfather

LGBTQ+

female/female

Keywords

college students; friendship; New York; secrets

Diversity Impact

direct

We Are Okay

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