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Watch Over Me

by Nina LaCour

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Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2020
    272 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay.

Mila is used to being alone.

Maybe that's why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.

But she hadn't known about the ghosts.

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 immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. 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.

From Nina LaCour the national bestselling author of We Are Okay, Watch Over Me is a modern ghost story about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

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"The pacing of the book is excellent...Mila's journey to reclaim herself and find independence is tense and powerful...Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Printz Medalist 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)

"While this feels like a shift from her previous novels, this story goes right to readers' feelings and is still 100% LaCour at its core...Fans of LaCour's previous work will clamor to get their hands on this one. A first purchase for all collections." - School Library Journal (starred review)

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Nina LaCour

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.

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