Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
We Are Okay is one of my favorite types of stories. I love books about relationships, books with beautiful writing, and books were all the emotions of the characters feel as real as my own.
The story follows Marin whose going through some hard times in life, she’s moved away from her home to go to school and she hasn’t talked to anyone she used to know. Right away I felt like I could sympathize with her because I’ve known what it feels like to just want to run away and never look back. As I read more I found the rest of the characters to be understandable and relatable as well. Mabel is such a great friend, and I loved how she never gives up on Marin, even when she’s hurt and angry at Marin. The character of the grandfather was also adorable, sweet and the plot twist with him and Marin was heartbreaking. I was sucked into the story from page 1. And even though I was able to guess some of the ending, I was never pulled out of the story by my guessing.
I throughly enjoyed reading We Are Okay. I gave it four stars on Goodreads, and I totally recommend it to you all.
Has anyone else read We Are Okay? I’d love to discuss it in the comments!