We Are Okay

Nina LaCour

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult
emotional reflective slow-paced

236 pages | first published 2017

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.


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.

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Moods

emotional 91%
sad 76%
reflective 69%
hopeful 41%
dark 19%
inspiring 13%
challenging 11%
mysterious 10%
tense 5%
relaxing 3%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 43%
slow 41%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.06