This is my favorite book about grief. LaCour's writing has that magical ability to settle warm in your heart AND punch you in the gut, doubling over. Much like the balance of grief itself, how those memories have us stuck, happy and light to have them, and breaking and guilty that we'll never have more. There's mystery, and queer friendship+love-- but mostly there's grief, in all it's ugly, glorious, honesty.
About the Author
Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in Martinez, California. www.ninalacour.com