Thorndike Press

We Are Okay

  • Nina LaCour
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882430
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882433
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 310 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2020



A Michael L. Printz Award Winner

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.

Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: HL660L


Customer Reviews

“LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.”

— Booklist (starred)

“A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.”

— School Library Journal (starred)


— Kirkus Reviews (starred)