“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.”
Genre: Young Adult.
Number of Pages: 256.
Location: New York and California.
This book is about Marin, who leaves for college and ignores everyone from her past after her grandfather dies. Her best friend tracks her down to get her to come home and to find out what really happened. For a complete summary, you can go here.
Every once and awhile you find a book that can just consume all of your emotions. This was it. It honestly took me a while to get into it because I kept getting distracted with other books. But once I actually focused on reading it, I read it all in one sitting. It also won my Best Book Award.
This book is about love, loss, grief, death, mental health, LGBTQ, growing up, and so much more. If you skimmed through it, there are so many nuances you would have missed. The plot is smaller than most young adult books, but every detail was intentional and so meaningful. It is more about the emotions than the plot (but I thought the plot was beautifully sad too). I always cry during movies, but I rarely cry during books; this book made me cry.
I don’t have a lot else to say about this book, but I think everyone needs to read it. Especially if you don’t understand homosexuality. I love how there are no labels. Everything is just about love and raw emotions. Love is love is love is love.
Well, I need to go read a happy book now (unfortunately, I think the next five books on my TBR list are also horribly depressing). If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!