AUTHOR: Nina LaCour
PUBLISHER: Dutton Books for Young Readers
RELEASE DATE: October 20, 2009
GENRE: Contemporary Young Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT: 230
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Nina LaCour has become one of my favourite authors because I feel like I can count on her to deliver great character development and themes. I love her way of unravelling themes cyclically, returning again and again to whimsical and nostalgic images that grow to carry strong meaning for the characters.
At the heart of Hold Still is loss and loneliness. When the story begins, Caitlin is feeling lost at sea after her best friend, Ingrid, commits suicide. The first half of the book is heavy with Caitlin’s grief and her seemingly futile search for meaning and belonging. Continue reading