Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will also receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first serve! If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"We Are Okay" by Nina LaCour
You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…
Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author and We Are Okay:
Nina LaCour’s website: https://www.ninalacour.com/
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (horror novella from 1898):
Want to read it online? Project Gutenberg’s The Turn of the Screw ebook: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/209/209-h/209-h.htm
Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor site. This is loosely based on The Turn of the Screw: https://www.netflix.com/title/81237854
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (bildungsroman from 1847):
Want to read it online? Project Gutenberg’s Jane Eyre ebook: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/1260-h.htm
Focus Feature’s Jane Eyre movie adaptation site. This is the version Marin and Mabel watch: https://www.focusfeatures.com/jane_eyre
More about artist Frida Kahlo: https://www.fridakahlo.org/
Included as well: “The Two Fridas” painting, a feelings chart, and a recipe for corn bread with honey.
We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!