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Episode 22: We Are Okay (New Reads November)

By Alli Hoff Kosik

We Are OkayMeet Marin, the star of Nina LaCour’s 2017 Printz Award-winning novel We Are Okay. In it, Marin is grappling with the recent loss of her Gramps, whose sudden death reveals the startling and upsetting circumstances of his life. Having moved across the country to start her freshman year of college, she’s isolated herself from everyone back home in order to cope with the fallout of the tragedy. Over the course of We Are Okay, LaCour examines mental illness and tells beautiful, heartbreaking stories of different kinds of love. The guest on Episode 22 is Chiara Charida, who is the co-host of the Books & Booze podcast. Check out the show on Instagram @booksboozepod, and follow Chiara (@bookish.kiki) and her co-host Jade (@boho_bookworm), too! CHECK OUT CHIARA’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:Scrublands by Chris Hammer Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens MORE READING:“The National Book Award For Young People’s Literature In 2018 Will Be Awarded To One Of These 10 YA Books” (Bustle, 2018)“We Are Okay — Nina LaCour” (The Beauty of Literature, 2017)“Q&A with Nina LaCour” (Publisher’s Weekly, 2017)Follow SSR on social media!Instagram // Facebook // Twitter**Please note that the Amazon links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through these links. Please do not feel inclined to purchase unless you are excited to add these books to your TBR list!** 

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