Hold Still

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$11.99  $11.15
Penguin Books
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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Nina LaCour (www.ninalacour.com) is the author of the award-winning Hold Still and widely acclaimed The Disenchantments. 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 Oakland, California.
A William C. Morris Finalist

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start selection

"A beautifully written, gently moving account of a long good-bye that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to let go before they were ready." - Sara Zarr, National Book Award Finalist and author of Gem & Dixie

★ "What is most remarkable about LaCour's tale is her ability to make the presence of an absent character so deeply felt." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Written with honesty, revealing one's pain after the loss of a loved one." - SLJ

★ "A poignant and beautifully crafted depiction about the grief that a person goes through after a profound loss, whether through suicide or illness. Caitlin is an incredibly real character who seems to step out of the book to sit beside the reader as they move through her first year without Ingrid. LaCour offers a style of mixed diary entries that blends flawlessly with the sections of Caitlin's interactions with the world around her, creating a moving novel that speaks to the hope that can come from such a devastating grief. - VOYA, starred review

"Desperate to find a reason for Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin turns to her friend's journal, which she finds under her bed. As she reads, she has to confront not only her friend's memories but her own demons as well. Interspersed with drawings and journal entries, the story of Caitlin's journey through her grief is both heart-wrenching and realistic.... LaCour strikes a new path through a familiar story, leading readers with her confident writing and savvy sense of prose." - Kirkus