Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

A contemporary ghost tale approximately trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning creator of We Are Okay★ “Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read.” –Kirkus, starred review★ “A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator.” –Booklist, starred review ★ “Moving, unsettling, and complete of atmospheric beauty.” –SLJ, starred review  Mila is used to being alone.Maybe that’s why she stated yes. Yes to a second chance on this far flung place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves a ways below.But she hadn’t known about the ghosts.Newly graduated from excessive school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So whilst she’s provided a teaching process and an area to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she straight away accepts. Maybe she will ultimately find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted with the aid of the past. And Mila’s own reminiscences are beginning to upward push to the surface.   Nina LaCour, the Printz Award–winning creator of We Are Okay, delivers some other emotional knockout with Watch Over Me approximately trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

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Mila has spent the past four years within the foster care system. Now that she’s turning 18, she can’t be positioned with any other foster family, so she’s shocked and humbled to get hold of a placement as an intern with a couple named Julia and Terry, who've raised dozens of children on their idyllic farm tucked among the mountains and the sea. Alongside different interns, Mila will coach the younger children and make contributions to the every day workings of farm lifestyles, tending the crops, getting to know about flowers and taking harvests to the nearby farmers market.

Mila quickly will become near her student, 9-year-old Lee, beneath whose quiet demeanor lies a worrying history. The two additionally bond over their shared mistrust of the ghostly figures who appear to haunt the farm at night. The farm’s different residents seem to relish their mysterious presence, however Mila and Lee aren’t ready to welcome them in. Even as Mila settles into her new lifestyles, she concerns that she doesn’t absolutely belong at the farm. She turns into increasingly more unsettled when demanding tokens from her antique life begin to show up on your step of her cabin.

Watch Over Me is an unusual ghost story wherein the ghosts are both metaphors and characters in their personal right. Printz Medalist Nina LaCour (We Are Okay) successfully blends current views on psychological themes, including abuse, adolescence trauma, guilt and grief, with a putting and a narrative that appear to exist somehow outdoor of time.

As the tale opens, Mila is on the crossroads among formative years and adulthood. Her regrets over activities in her adolescents and her longing to have had a greater secure adolescence like those Julia and Terry’s adoptees experience is poignant and palpable. Simultaneously, however, as her deepening courting with Lee causes her to want to be the exceptional instructor she can, Mila begins to craft a vision of her destiny that wouldn’t have been viable with out the farm.

Richly atmospheric and both haunting and hopeful, Watch Over Me is a profitable novel about a younger woman on the brink of a new lifestyles.

ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Go behind the scenes of Watch Over Me with author Nina LaCour.

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