WE ARE OKAY β€” Nina LaCour

cover illustration we are okay by nina lacour
Publisher Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre Coming of Age/Young Adult
Narrative voice Third-Person
Pairing Lesbian/Questioning
Content warnings Death of a family member, grief, depression, isolation
Maturity rating 14+
Rating 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

We were miraculous. We were beach creatures. We had treasure in our pockets and each other on our skin.

β€” WE ARE OKAY

WE ARE OKAY is a novel that does not centre its queerness in the sense that it isn’t your typical coming of age + coming out story. It is an undeniably queer story, but Marin’s romantic feelings for and attraction towards her best friend, Mabel, are part of an additional narrative conflict that is both caused by and a contributing factor to the story of her grief.

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