Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Oh my God, i love this book!
It is beautiful, it is sweet, it is heartbreaking, it is hopeful
It draws you in, hugs you tight, grabs your heart, twists it around then leaves you thinking about the words and feelings for a long, long time.
That night Ingrid told Caitlin, I’ll go wherever you go. But by dawn Ingrid, and her promise, were gone.
Ingrid’s suicide immobilizes Caitlin, leaving her unsure of her place in a new life she hardly recognizes. A life without the art, the laughter, the music, and the joy that she shared with her best friend…. But Ingrid left something behind. In words and drawings, Ingrid documented a painful farewell in her journal. Journeying through Ingrid’s final days, Caitlin fights back through unspeakable loss to find renewed hope.
Her writing is so beautiful, the words feel soft yet powerful and you cant help but love the character of Caitlin.
I also loved Taylor and Dylan and it was great to explore their connections to Caitlin too. Everytime I reached for the book I began to look forward to spending time with the characters and see where the story was going next. She has pitched the ending just right although I would love another book about this character and what shes doing now. If you read this Nina (highly unlikely) please update us!Given its themes I would like to think that all children should be given a copy of this book and that parents would benefit from reading it too. Ingrid’s story will stay with me for a very long time.
This is a top book of the year so far, and a solid 5 ***** read.