Watch over me / Nina LaCour.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||Y LAC (Text)||33500013303540||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y LAC (Text)||33500013303532||New||Checked out||02/03/2021|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ya LAC (Text)||35500006425258||New||Checked out||01/26/2021|
- ISBN: 9780593108970
- ISBN: 0593108973
- Physical Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
A newly graduated Mila emerges from foster care to accept a job on an isolated Northern California Coast farm where she confronts haunting memories and the traumas of her fellow residents.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
*Starred Review* Ghosts lingered at the periphery of LaCour's Printz-winning We Are Okay (2017); in her latest novel, they take shape. When Mila lands an internship at a farm on the remote Pacific coast in Northern California, she doesn't hesitate to accept. The foster family she's been living with has only ever been a way station, and on this farm, owned by a couple that houses and educates other teens and children in need of shelter, Mila hopes she might find a home. Though the farm, isolated and rugged, is beautiful, it's haunted, too; Mila sees her first ghost soon after she arrives, although the residents seem to take it in stride. As Mila settles into her new life and her work tutoring Lee, a young boy with a troubled past, her own ghosts begin to arrive, dark memories resurfacing. Less a linear narrative and more an intently focused character study, this meditative exploration of the deep effects of trauma draws much of its strength from its crystalline and powerful sense of place. LaCour, who alludes to The Turn of the Screw and other Gothic novels, maintains an eerie, otherworldly atmosphere while keeping her heroine's journey through trauma grounded and true. A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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
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