Watch Over Me

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Penguin, Sep 15, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 272 pages
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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
26
Section 5
31
Section 6
47
Section 7
53
Section 8
63
Section 14
152
Section 15
155
Section 16
163
Section 17
175
Section 18
194
Section 19
196
Section 20
209
Section 21
218

Section 9
79
Section 10
93
Section 11
111
Section 12
114
Section 13
125
Section 22
225
Section 23
233
Section 24
235
Section 25
263
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About the author (2020)

Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, and the Michael L. Printz Award winner We Are Okay. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan, of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full-time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in San Francisco, California. www.ninalacour.com

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