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Watch Over Me
Title Watch Over Me
Author
Publisher Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release DateSeptember 15, 2020
Category Best Young Adult
Total Pages 272 pages
ISBN 0593108973
Book Rating 4.5 out of 5 from 112 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author 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 full of atmospheric beauty.” –SLJ, starred review Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface. Nina LaCour, the Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

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Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

Title Watch Over Me
Author Nina LaCour
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780593108987
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author 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 full of atmospheric beauty.” –SLJ, starred review Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface. Nina LaCour, the Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

Watch Over Me by Mila Gray

Title Watch Over Me
Author Mila Gray
Publisher Simon Pulse
Release Date 2019-12-03
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781534442818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Steamy…Doesn’t let up.” —Booklist “Intense…Unflinching.” —Kirkus Reviews From the author of Come Back to Me comes a striking novel about a young woman—desperately trying to protect her family from their violent father—who finds safety, and a passionate romance, with an ex-Marine. Ever since Zoey was a kid she’s been caring for her mom and her little sister, defending them from her violent father. She’s been the strong one, the responsible one as she sacrificed her wants and dreams to keep her family together. Now the life they’ve built for themselves in California is about to be upended. Her father, just released from prison, has discovered where they’re hiding and has come looking for them. Enter Tristan. A former Marine and now member of the Coast Guard, Tristian promises his best friend, and Zoey’s Marine brother, that he will take care of Zoey and her family. Protect them, watch over them, and be the rock they need in their lives. And as Tristan starts to help Zoey deal with the emotional fallout of her childhood, their relationship turns from protector and protected to something more. The two grow closer as a romance blooms into a heart-pounding and powerful relationship that Zoey hopes will be strong enough to fight off the damage her father has done to her and her family. But not everyone can be kept safe forever, and when Zoey’s father does show up, a confrontation ensues that will change Zoey’s world forever.

Watch Over Me by Daniela Sacerdoti

Title Watch Over Me
Author Daniela Sacerdoti
Publisher Black & White Publishing
Release Date 2011-11-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781845024079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Watch Over Me is the No. 1 bestselling novel from the million copy selling author Daniela Sacerdoti, set in the magical and atmospheric Glen Avich in the Scottish Highlands. Eilidh Lawson's life is in crisis. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. At the end of her tether, she runs away to the one place she thinks she can find solace: her childhood home in the Highlands. There, as she struggles to mend her broken life, she reconnects with her childhood friend Jamie McAnena, who is trying to raise his daughter Masie alone. After Maisie's mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie's own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two. But sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places. An ethereal and beautifully written debut novel, Watch Over Me is a poignant story about letting go and moving on: with a little help from beyond the grave. Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse, Cecelia Ahern and Nicholas Sparks. What readers have to say about Watch Over Me: "Poignant, unique, one of the best books I've read." - The Sun "One of my favourite reads of the year so far. If there's such a thing as book heaven, this wonderfully original, poignant read deserves a place there." - Daily Record "The author, in her first novel, Watch Over Me, achieves what more experienced novelists always hope to. In Glen Avich she creates a world you wish you didn't have to leave." - The Scots Magazine "Take your time when you read this, absorb every word, because it's totally and utterly worth it." - Book Love Bug "This has to be the most touching and emotional book I've read this year ... such a delicate and beautiful read that you can't help but fall in to the storyline from the first page." - Rea Book Review (5/5) "One of the best books I've ever read... This is a book that deserves to be read by everybody... An amazing debut novel from a magnificent writer." - Kim the Bookworm Praise for Daniela Sacerdoti: "Heartwarming and mysterious with great atmosphere." - Kate Forde on Keep Me Safe "Heartwarming and intriguing." - Dani Atkins on Keep Me Safe "The contemporary romance is beautifully balanced with elements of mystery and endearing characters that both break and capture the heart. A stunning talent, Sacerdoti writes beautiful fiction that feeds the soul." - Shari Low, Daily Record on Take Me Home "An absolute joy to read, the story is engaging, the characters are believable and the writing is lovely... is definitely a book to add to the summer reading list, and one that you won't be able to put down." - The Press and Journal on Set Me Free

Title Robert B Parker s Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Ace Atkins
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2021-01-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780525536871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser and his young protégé Mattie Sullivan take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his rich and powerful clients. Ten years ago, Spenser helped a teenage girl named Mattie Sullivan find her mother's killer and take down an infamous Southie crime boss. Now Mattie--a college student with a side job working for the tough but tender private eye--dreams of being an investigator herself. Her first big case involves a fifteen-year-old girl assaulted by a much older man at one of Boston's most prestigious private clubs. The girl, Chloe Turner, only wants the safe return of her laptop and backpack. But like her mentor and boss, Mattie has a knack for asking the right questions of the wrong people. Soon Spenser and Mattie find ties between the exploitation of dozens of other girls from working class families to an eccentric billionaire and his sadistic henchwoman with a mansion on Commonwealth Avenue. The mystery man's wealth, power and connections extend well beyond Massachusetts - maybe even beyond the United States. Spenser and trusted ally Hawk must again watch out for Mattie as she unravels a massive sex-trafficking ring that will take them from Boston to Boca Raton to the Bahamas, crossing paths with local toughs, a highly-trained security company, and an old enemy of Spenser's--the Gray Man--for a final epic showdown.

Someone Who Ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness

Title Someone Who ll Watch Over Me
Author Frank McGuinness
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date 2013-04-04
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9780571301140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive? Frank McGuinness explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humour, wit and faith. Someone Who'll Watch Over Me premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1992 before transferring to the West End. On Broadway, it was awarded the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1993.

Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec

Title Watch Over Me
Author Tara Sivec
Publisher EverAfter Romance
Release Date 2013-06-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1682304515
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt. Death changes everyone... To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone? Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain. But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?

Come Back To Me by Mila Gray

Title Come Back to Me
Author Mila Gray
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-12-08
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781481439671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend’s sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he’s home on leave. When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa’s heart breaks—someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend… Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley’s sister, Jessa—the one girl he can’t have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn’t strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship. But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa’s finally found the man of her dreams and Kit’s finally discovered there’s someone he’d sacrifice everything for. When it’s time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what. But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can’t help but feel that Kit has broken his promise… Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who’s coming home to her?

Someone To Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher Minotaur Books
Release Date 2015-02-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781466852334
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir is back with the next book in her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, the fifth installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, was named Crime Novel of the Year by the Sunday Times. A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Title The Disenchantments
Author Nina LaCour
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-02-16
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101575437
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Hold Still and We Are Okay. (Cover may vary) Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall. But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next? Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.

Watch Over Me by Sydney Landon

Title Watch Over Me
Author Sydney Landon
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780698198494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gwen Day has never been lucky in love, but now she’s betting on one man ready to care for her like no one ever has… Fresh off of the most humiliating romantic disaster of her life, Gwen sees no reason not to get tipsy and throw herself at her sexy bad boy neighbor. But she never expected their one night stand to have consequences that would keep them together...or for his concern to turn into something that feels like it could last. Dominic Brady has always admired Gwen from afar, and now that she’s single, he has no reservations about saying yes to one wild night. Soon he’s interested in a real relationship. But when their future is uncertain, Dominic is determined to show her that he takes care of what’s his. And that no matter what happens, he’s one man she can’t lose.

Holidate by Monica Murphy

Title Holidate
Author Monica Murphy
Publisher Monica Murphy
Release Date 2019-10-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 186
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area. Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people. But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater. When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist? Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

Someone To Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas

Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Lisa Kleypas
Publisher Piatkus Books
Release Date 2013
Category London (England)
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0749958537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first novel in the sensational Bow Street series from New York Times bestselling historical romance author Lisa Kleypas tells the story of a scandalous beauty with no memory of who she is and the man determined to unravel the secrets of her past . . . 'Lisa Kleypas is the best' Sarah MacLean She couldn't remember who she was . . . A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself in the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else . . . He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth - no matter what. 'Kleypas can make you laugh and cry - on the same page' Julia Quinn Bow Street Runners series: Someone to Watch Over Me Lady Sophia's Lover Worth Any Price Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Is it possible to give a book 6 stars? [This] story has all of the forbidden romance, witty banter, and sigh-inducing declarations of love that you deserve' That's Normal 'Kleypas is an amazing writer. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger' Booklist 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry' Library Journal, starred review 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Reading Kleypas' long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend' Heroes and Heartbreakers

Title Post traumatic Attachments to the Eerily Moving Image
Author Andrew Asibong
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2021-09-30
Category Psychology
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781000450835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores how traumatic experiences of impingement and neglect – in childhood and adulthood, and at both the family and the state level – may create a desire in us to be parented by certain kinds of screen media that we unconsciously believe are “watching over” us when nothing else seems to be. Andrew Asibong explores how viewers make psychical use of eerily moving images, observed in film and television and later taken into an already traumatised mind, in order to facilitate some form of reparation for a stolen experience of caregiving. It explores the possibility of a media-based “working through” of both the general traumas of early environmental failure and the particular traumas of viewers racialised as Black, eventually asking how politicised film groups in the age of Black Lives Matter might heal from a troubled past and prepare for an uncertain future through the spontaneous discussion – in the here and now – of enlivening images of potentially deadly vulnerability. Post-traumatic Attachments to the Eerily Moving Image: Something to Watch Over Me will be of great interest to academics and students of film, media and television studies, trauma studies and psychoanalysis, culture, race and ethnicity.

Someone To Watch Over Me by Richard Bausch

Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Richard Bausch
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-03-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780061881978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The essential mystery at the heart of every relationship is the subject of these twelve stories. What drives people together? What drives them apart? Revenge, boredom, sex—they're all here. . . . The landscape of the heart depicted here is less bleak than it sounds; what drives these stories is the belief that love is reachable just around the bend." —Entertainment Weekly Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Few writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly, and few capture the poignancy of the sudden insight or the rhythms of ordinary conversation with such delicacy and humor. To read these twelve stories—of love and loss, of families and strangers, of small moments and enormous epiphanies—is to be reminded again of the power of short fiction to thrill and move us, to make us laugh, or cry. In these profound glimpses into the private fears, joys, and sorrows of people we know, we find revealed a whole range of human experience, told with extraordinary force, clarity, and compassion.

Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish

Title Watch Over Me
Author Christa Parrish
Publisher Center Point Pub
Release Date 2011
Category Fiction
Total Pages 415
ISBN 1602859604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Benjamin Patil finds an infant abandoned in a field, he and his wife Abbi serve as the foster parents, but the baby's arrival opens wounds for Abbi and sheds light on how much Ben has changed since his tour in Afghanistan.

Someone To Watch Over Me by Frank Büchmann-Møller

Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Frank Büchmann-Møller
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 2010-02-05
Category Music
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0472025988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For a half century, Ben Webster, one of the "big three" of swing tenors-along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young-was one of the best-known and most popular saxophonists. Early in his career, Webster worked with many of the greatest orchestras of the time, including those led by Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster became Duke Ellington's first major tenor soloist, and during the next three years he played on many famous recordings, including "Cotton Tail." Someone to Watch Over Me tells, for the first time, the complete story of Ben Webster's brilliant and troubled career. For this comprehensive study of Webster, author Frank Büchmann-Møller interviewed more than fifty people in the United States and Europe, and he includes numerous translated excerpts from European periodicals and newspapers, none previously available in English. In addition, the author studies every known Webster recording and film, including many private recordings from Webster's home collection not available to the public. Exhaustively researched, this is a much needed and long overdue study of the life and music of one of jazz's most important artists.

Someone To Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught

Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Author Judith McNaught
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2003-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 560
ISBN 0671525832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seriously injured in a car accident, Broadway actress Leigh Kendall awakens to discover that her husband, Logan Manning, has disappeared, and the police suspect her involvement, so she must unravel the nature of his business to survive.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Title We Are Okay
Author Nina LaCour
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-02-14
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780399538513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship. “Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review “A beautiful, devastating piece of art." —Bookpage 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. An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love. Praise for We Are Okay “Nina LaCour treats her emotions so beautifully and with such empathy.” —Bustle ★ “Exquisite.” —Kirkus ★ “LaCour paints a captivating depiction of loss, bewilderment, and emotional paralysis . . . raw and beautiful.” —Booklist ★ “Beautifully crafted . . . . A quietly moving, potent novel.” —SLJ ★ “A moving portrait of a girl struggling to rebound after everything she’s known has been thrown into disarray.” —Publishers Weekly ★"Bittersweet and hopeful . . . poetic and skillfully crafted." —Shelf Awareness “So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” —Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss “As beautiful as the best memories, as sad as the best songs, as hopeful as your best dreams.” —Siobhan Vivian, bestselling author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World “You can feel every peak and valley of Marin’s emotional journey on your skin, in your gut. Beautifully written, heartfelt, and deeply real.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost

Watch Over Me by Claire Corbett

Title Watch Over Me
Author Claire Corbett
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date 2017-04-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781742698502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The pressure of my blood, the beat of my heart, is a message to you. You read each second of my body's life. It is the present day. The foggy northern city of Port Angelsund is under occupation by the soldiers of Garrison. Sylvie is a young woman just trying to survive. When she is singled out for punishment at a Garrison checkpoint, a young lieutenant rescues her from torture. Though she knows the terrible risks of collaboration, she cannot stop herself from falling in love. Watched by Garrison's vast machinery of surveillance, Sylvie discovers she is also under the protective and suspicious gaze of her lover. When her older brother returns on a terrorist mission that will throw the city into chaos, Sylvie's loyalties are tested beyond breaking point. Her deep bond with her brother and her illicit passion for her Garrison officer are loves that cannot coexist. Whatever she does is betrayal. In the spirit of Hiroshima Mon Amour and Suite Francaise, this sensual and heart-breaking novel brings the classic conflicts of war and occupation, devotion and treachery, up to the present minute. While the unimaginable power of modern warfare advances, Watch Over Me reminds us that the things at stake-survival, refuge and love-remain the things worth fighting for. 'This gem of a novel ticks all the boxes-a book of flaming affections and indefatigable loves, dystopian and convincing, a tale of pilgrimages and adventures, all beautifully textured and lovingly narrated.' TOM KENEALLY, Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's Ark 'Corbett's atmospheric landscape, with its eerie glacial light, its drifts of fog and explosives, wild geese and Sequestered Forest, is so vividly realised and starkly described, the cold and fog seem to creep beyond the page. For the struggling residents under military occupation, death comes "delivered from the sky". Yet for Sylvie and her family, love persists in all its forms.' MIREILLE JUCHAU, author of The World Without Us

Someone To Watch Over Me by Tricia Sullivan

Title Someone To Watch Over Me
Author Tricia Sullivan
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2013-10-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781473200753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Sabina picks up Adrien battered and bleeding outside Zagreb station, she knows only that she is drawn to this stranger and to the sense of danger he represents. She has no idea that she is also touching the Watcher, a mysterious figure who can inhabit Adrien's body using a brain implant. What might have been a love affair is about to turn deadly, for as Sabina is drawn into Adrien's world, she will become the object of the Watcher's desire in a battle over a metamorphic new technology known as I.

Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

Title Freedom Over Me
Author Ashley Bryan
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-09-13
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 56
ISBN 9781481456913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Newbery Honor Book Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a person with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as…a lantern. This gentle yet deeply powerful way goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that can’t be bought or sold: dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his “workers,” the author has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry, he imagines and interprets each person’s life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about—their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an overseer or madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you’ve seen.

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