Watch Over Me

Nina Lacour (Author)
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Description

A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

★ "Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read." -Kirkus, starred review
★ "A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator." -Booklist, starred review
★ "Moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty." -SLJ, starred review

Mila is used to being alone.

Maybe that's why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.

But she hadn't known about the ghosts.

Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she's offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home--a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it's also haunted by the past. And Mila's own memories are starting to rise to the surface.

Nina LaCour, the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
September 15, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593108970

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About the Author

Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, and the Michael L. Printz Award-winner We Are Okay. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in San Francisco, California. www.ninalacour.com

Reviews

Praise for Printz Award-winning author Nina LaCour

We Are Okay
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Medal
A National Bestseller

"A meditation on surviving grief, We Are Okay is short, poetic and gorgeously written. The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane." --The New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful, devastating piece of art. Be prepared to be gutted--and grateful. We Are Okay is an extraordinary work by an author who keeps redefining and elevating her genre." --BookPage

"Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy. Of course, we'd expect nothing less from the stunning LaCour." --Bustle

"Exquisite." --Kirkus, starred review

★ "LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful." --Booklist, starred review

★ "Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel." --SLJ, starred review

★ "A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she's known has been thrown into disarray." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

Hold Still
★ "An impressive debut." --Publishers Weekly

"Confident writing and [a] savvy sense of prose." --Kirkus

"The book is written with honesty, revealing one's pain after the loss of a loved one." -- SLJ

The Disenchantments
"Quietly compelling . . . well rendered, bittersweet and hopeful." --The Los Angeles Times

★ "This is about the inside and outside of characters, the past and future of their lives--and it is astonishing." --Booklist, starred review
★ "A rich tapestry that will make readers confident that they are in the hands of a master storyteller. Hauntingly beautiful." --Kirkus, starred review

★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

Everything Leads to You
★ "Underneath the privilege surges real pain, longing, and feeling." --Publishers Weekly, starred review