Hold Still (Paperback)
October 2009 Indie Next List
“Hold Still is a great read, full of honesty and self-reflection in the wake of a suicide. Despite the serious subject, themes of hope and resilience anchor the story, creating an introspective platform from which to travel through devastating loss and grief.”
— Josie Kelley, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.
About the Author
Nina LaCour (www.ninalacour.com) is the author of the award-winning"Hold Still"and widely acclaimed"The Disenchantments." 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 familyin Oakland, California."
Praise for Hold Still:
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults (2010); 2010 William C. Morris Honor Book
“LaCour makes an impressive debut with an emotionally charged young adult novel about friendship and loss.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review**
“LaCour strikes a new path through a familiar story, leading readers with her confident writing and savvy sense of prose.” –Kirkus
“The book is written with honesty, revealing one's pain after the loss of a loved one.” –School Library Journal
“A fresh voice to the world of young adult literature.” –VOYA , starred review**