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Hold Still

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The award-winning first novel from the bestselling author of We Are Okay. For fans of 13 Reasons Why.

In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 31, 2009 – LaCour makes an impressive debut with an emotionally charged young adult novel about friendship and loss. Caitlin begins her junior year in high school bitter and stunned over the recent suicide of her best friend Ingrid, a talented photographer and artist. Afraid to risk new friendships and unable to continue her own artistic endeavors, Caitlin finds herself in a state of paralysis, wrestling with questions that may remain unanswered. Then she discovers Ingrid s journal, a record of her thoughts during her final days, and reasons for her tragic, perhaps inevitable fate begin to come to light. What is most remarkable about LaCour s tale is her ability to make the presence of an absent character so deeply felt. The entries and pictures in Ingrid s journal vibrate with feeling and provide insight into the pain of chronic depression ( the sun stopped shining for me is all. the whole story is: i am sad. i am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can t get away from it ). Ingrid s secrets are excruciating to discover, but the ample evidence of her creative force makes it clear that her life had meaning. Ages 14 up.

Customer Reviews

I'm 15, and this is amazing.

This is an amazing book. I read it in less than two weeks (if you count the actual minutes, it probably took about 2 hours) but it was so deep, and amazing. Written in first person and beautiful while equally painful and vulgar. I wanted to cry part of the time and it really makes you understand it. Sure I bought the real paperback book, the cover even looks different, but this book is beautiful and amazing and I truly enjoyed reading it and recommend it to anyone 14+. Even adult women :)


I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone it was so touching and different!!

Hold still

One word…amazine
This book lets you see whats good in life and that there are bad or depressing at times,but you have to get over it, youre life is'nt over just because one bad thing happend.
Enjoy life as it is

Hold Still
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: Oct 20, 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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