1999
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Eighteen-year-old Mila has been in the foster system since her mother abandoned her. Now that she's graduating high school she has nothing to do and nowhere to call home. When she gets an offer to work as an intern on the Farm she readily accepts. Her main job is to take care of eight-year old Lee. At first the Farm seems like an idyllic paradise, a remote place on the cliffs with view of the sea far below. But Mila soon realises there's something more sinister going on. Lee's recent trauma causes Mila's own frightening memories to bubble to the surface. Then there's Billy and Liz. What is it they want from her? How much is she willing to give? Whispered secrets. Sideways glances. A dangerous undertow of violence, complicity, desire, and fear.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781922330604
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2020
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 12.8(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 252

 

Reviews

'LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis...raw and beautiful.' * Booklist on We Are Okay *
'A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she's known has been thrown into disarray.' * Publishers Weekly on We Are Okay *
'Beautifully crafted...A quietly moving, potent novel.' * School Library Journal on We Are Okay *
'This book is so presentient about the times we suddenly find ourselves in that I could feel the presence of my own ghost as I read it. Every sentence is a gift. Nina LaCour writes an enchanted world in which the resonances come from us, from our own need to mend what's broken inside us. Watch Over Me is a fairytale for who we are now, showing us a way to live in this world.' * Penni Russon *
'Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read.' * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) *
'I loved Watch Over Me-such a captivating mix of eerie and emotion, ghosts of the past and dreams for the future. Nina LaCour is a true storyteller.' * Simmone Howell *
'Brims with tender moments and sensory details.' * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
'A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator' * Booklist, starred review *
'Moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty' * School Library Journal, starred review *
'Richly atmospheric and both haunting and hopeful, Watch Over Me is a rewarding novel about a young woman on the brink of a new life.' * BookPage *
'Watch Over Me will grip the reader until its powerful conclusion.' * ReadPlus *

 

Author Biography

Nina LaCour is the award-winning author of four critically acclaimed YA novels- We Are Okay, Hold Still, The Disenchantments and Everything Leads to You. She's also the co-author of You Know Me Well, written in collaboration with David Levithan. Nina's novels have been ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and named among the best books of the year by the Boston Globe, Seventeen, Booklist, Bustle, Publishers Weekly and the New York Library. Nina is the host of the popular writing podcast, Keeping a Notebook.
Watch Over Me
1999

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