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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me

Hardcover

$17.99
Watch Over Me

About the Book

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 accepts. 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.

Product Details

On sale: September 15, 2020
Age: 14 and up
Grade: Grade 9 & Up
Page count: 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780593108970

Author Bio

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

Praise

Praise for Watch Over Me
YALSA Best Fiction of the Year
Kirkus Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year
Buzzfeed Best of the Year


★ “The sense of place is strong, and readers will be transported to the rocky, coastal hills shrouded in fog and full of secrets.... Mila’s journey to reclaim herself and find independence is tense and powerful.” —Kirkus, starred review

★ “LaCour presents a ghost story that is moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty with foggy, coastal air that hangs heavy in the pages.... 100% LaCour at its core.” —SLJ, starred review

★ “LaCour’s portrait of a young woman yearning to belong and facing her past while navigating the liminal space between childhood and adulthood brims with tender moments and sensory details.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“LaCour’s writing is lyrical and atmospheric, both in capturing the natural setting of the story and in exploring the dark recesses of her characters’ grief, guilt, and psychic pain.... An empowering story of one young woman’s quest to rediscover the part of herself she has left behind and to become independent.” —Horn Book

Praise for Printz Award—winning author Nina LaCour

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

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