Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour
Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4.05 stars
Summary: Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes to the opportunity: living 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 job and a place to stay at a farm 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 also haunted by the past traumas its young residents have come to escape. And Mila’s own terrible memories are starting to rise to the surface.
After fiishining high school a girl in the foster care system decides on going to live in this place, where she’ll teach little kids and live in a farm. When she gets the job no one tell her about the ghosts that materialize there every now and then. The ghosts though are not scary but of very significance in the farm, will Mila learn about them? Will she run away? what are those ghosts?
This is one of those books that are written so beautifully you just don’t want to put down. Nina LaCour makes art everytime she writes a novel, there is something about her writing, it’s like touching silk. And i absolutely love the way she tells stories. It feels so nostalgic, so magnetic.
I don’t know how much it develops the other characters. I think the book only develops the main character and one of the kids living in the house, but other than that you don’t reallhy get to know much about any others, more than what the main and narrator are thinking about the others.
I thought the book would be spooky because it talked about ghosts, but don’t get your hopes up for a scary story. This book is about loneliness and finding your place in the world.
In a way this book reminded me of Daddy-Long-Legs, maybe because it’s a story about an orphan finding her place in the world, but nothing more, because the stories are completely different.
I just, i really feel you should give this book at least a try because of the way it is written. Nina is just amazing in describing feelings and emotions and this book can really touch and move you.
I give the book 4.5 stars.
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