A TODAY Show Must-Read Book  A  Boston   Globe  Best Book of the Year  A  Seventeen  Best Book of the Year  A  News & Observer  Best Book of the Year  A  Booklist  Editors' Choice selection  A  Publishers Weekly  Best Book of the Year  A Bustle Best Book of the Year  A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

A TODAY Show Must-Read Book

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

A Seventeen Best Book of the Year

A News & Observer Best Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors' Choice selection

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Bustle Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

We Are Okay

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

 
 

Praise for We Are Okay

Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy.” —Bustle

“Exquisite.Kirkus

★ “LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist

★ “Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —SLJ

★ “A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.”
Publishers Weekly

★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." —Shelf Awareness

“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.”
—Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.”
—Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World

“You can feel every peak and valley of Marin’s emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost


 

You Know Me Well

“You Know Me Well perfectly encapsulates those fraught, end-all-be-all feelings of high-school romance and graduation. The raw emotion of this novel will delight fans of Rainbow Rowell and John Green.” –BookPage

“Often subtle and always absorbing examination of fraught relationships…popular authors LaCour and Levithan tell their heartfelt story seamlessly in chapters that alternate between Mark’s and Kate’s respective points of view and invite readers’ emotional engagement with these two empathetic teens.” –Booklist

“Teens, queer or straight, are often dramatic and unsure of themselves, and by moving its characters beyond the coming-out trope and giving them other questions to focus on, this book gives them room to be.”
Horn Book Review

“Nina LaCour and David Levithan are two of the best YA authors working right now, and this story is further proof. This fun, sweet novel beautifully captures the power of romantic and platonic love alike.”
Seventeen Magazine 

“Levithan and LaCour beautifully capture what it’s like to have a romance against the backdrop of the cool grey city of love. There is something about this place that renders everything full of magic.” –Forever Young Adult

”A sweet, hopeful story about finding the courage to live your truth ― whatever it may be. And of course, it's a story about the friends who guide us through it all.” –Bustle

 A Publishers Weekly Staff Pick for Best Summer Book of 2016 A Bustle Summer 2016 YA Summer Reading Guide Pick! A PopSugar Best Book of June A New York Daily News Summer Pick for Teens A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2016

A Publishers Weekly Staff Pick for Best Summer Book of 2016
A Bustle Summer 2016 YA Summer Reading Guide Pick!
A PopSugar Best Book of June
A New York Daily News Summer Pick for Teens
A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2016


 2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults  2015 Rainbow List – GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens  Texas TAYSHAS 2015 Reading List  Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2015–2016 NOMINEE  Junior Library Guild Selection

2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

2015 Rainbow List – GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Texas TAYSHAS 2015 Reading List

Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2015–2016 NOMINEE

Junior Library Guild Selection

Everything Leads To You

“LaCour (The Disenchantments) can write her way around a movie set (and L.A., too), and her descriptions of Emi’s work raise Emi’s character to another level and add fascinating depth to this story. Between Ava’s troubled ingénue status, her claim to Hollywood royalty, and the way several characters are both charmed by unexpected fortune and grayed by tragedy, the story can feel like a Hollywood fairy tale. But underneath the privilege surges real pain, longing, and feeling in a way that makes it easy to imagine this novel as a film.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is summer love for the ages.” –Booklist

“Nina LaCour's new novel, "Everything Leads to You," is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work.” –L.A. Times

“Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You, just out last month and the AfterEllen Book Club selection for May, was hands down one of the sweetest lesbian love stories I’ve experienced in a while, and that includes books, TV, movies, what have you. It was part love letter to LA, part mystery, and part sweeping romance of first love.” –AfterEllen.com


The Disenchantments

“LaCour (Hold Still) skillfully draws connections between art and life as she delves into the heart of her characters, revealing their fears and celebrating the creative forces that inspire them to reach for the stars.”
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Profundities will be found or echoed for many readers: we all feel pain, need love, overcome fear, crave beauty–and lose ourselves and gain strength in the elemental force of music.” –School Library Journal, starred review

“There are many reasons this book should be on your radar. Author Nina LaCour (Hold Still) has created a road trip so realistic you’ll end up with leg cramps from sitting in the van so long.” –Heather Seggel, BookPage

“This is about the inside and outside of characters, the past and future of their lives—and it is astonishing.” –Booklist, starred review

“This breathless novel celebrates the magic that results from spontaneity and the simple joy of an open road, a few good friends, and a limitless future.”
–Horn Book

“This rare novel dares to voice the certainty of growing up: that it is hard to do and that some decisions cannot be unmade. A beautiful way to start any momentous summer.” –Library Journal

 A YALSA 2013 BFYA Book  A PW Best Summer Book 2012 (Staff Pick)  Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012  2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List  2013 TAYSHAS High School Reading Master List

A YALSA 2013 BFYA Book

A PW Best Summer Book 2012 (Staff Pick)

Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012

2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List

2013 TAYSHAS High School Reading Master List


 2010 William C. Morris Debut YA Award Finalist  An ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection  A Publishers Weekly Flying Start selection  Northern California Book Award Winner  Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Master List  Rhode Island Teen Book Award  Virginia Capitol Choices Master List  (MASL) Reader Awards  TAYSHAS Reading List  South Carolina Children’s Book Award Master List  Green Mountain Book Award Master List

2010 William C. Morris Debut YA Award Finalist

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults selection

A Publishers Weekly Flying Start selection

Northern California Book Award Winner

Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Master List

Rhode Island Teen Book Award

Virginia Capitol Choices Master List

(MASL) Reader Awards

TAYSHAS Reading List

South Carolina Children’s Book Award Master List

Green Mountain Book Award Master List

Hold Still

Hold Still may be the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I’ve ever read. But it’s anything but depressing and gloomy—it’s also about the tender shoots of new relationships that grow unexpectedly out of tragedy. A haunting and hopeful book about loss, love, and redemption.”
–Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay

“A beautifully written, gently moving account of a long good-bye that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to let go before they were ready.”
–Sara Zarr, author of Once Was Lost

“LaCour makes an impressive debut with an emotionally charged young adult novel about friendship and loss. What is most remarkable about LaCour’s tale is her ability to make the presence of an absent character so deeply felt.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The book is written with honesty, revealing one’s pain after the loss of a loved one.” –School Library Journal

“LaCour strikes a new path through a familiar story, leading readers with her confident writing and savvy sense of prose.” –Kirkus

”The immediate, present-tense, first-person narrative stays true to a teen’s daily experience, and whether Caitlin is building a tree house or watching the demolition of a theater, the metaphors of loss and recovery are rooted in the surprising dramas of daily life.” –Booklist