Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Hold Still

byNina LaCour

Kobo ebook | October 20, 2009

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The award-winning first novel from the bestselling author of We Are Okay. For fans of 13 Reasons Why.

In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.

Title:Hold StillFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 20, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101148888

ISBN - 13:9781101148884

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from its good generally, it is a good book. However the story felt incomplete to me. There was a lot of holes and the author could have gone a lot more in-depth
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good read Such an amazing story. So well written #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story This book really moved me. To be honest, I teared up at some parts. There was some great symbolism. Even though I was sad to finish the book, I was content with the ending of the story. I would definitely recommend
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hold Still I'd give this probably a 3.25-3.5. This is a very different paced book than I'm used to reading. I've been into a lot of fantasy and dystopian novels! I will say that this novel made me cry..it was very hard to read some parts of it...but others I couldn't connect with on a deeper level. I was hoping of more from Ingrid's journal. I really liked how Caitlin turned her grief, anger, and misunderstanding into something with the tree house building. And most importantly I really enjoyed that she shared the journal with others...to try and help them move on. The hardest part for me was probably when she went to Ingrid's parents home...I cried like a baby. However this novel makes a great point, if you're feeling anything talk about it when your friends, family..anyone..people in your life love you and want you to be happy. Very happy I picked this book up on sale for 2 bucks :)!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hold Still I really enjoyed this book and felt it brought up some good topics and themes.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moving, honest, and at-times heart rending. Nina LaCour beautifully captures protagonist's, Caitlin, struggle to return to normal life after her best friend, Ingrid, commits suicide. LaCour unfolds the contents of Ingrid's journal, and her descent into depression thoughtfully to the audience, and in a way that never seems gimmicky, or rushed. It is well-balanced as Caitlin comes to terms with how her friend felt in her final days. One of the entries in Ingrid's diary literally moved me to tears. It is a powerful book about friendship, coming of age, and at times, an unwavering look into the realities of depression.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning This book touched my heart. It was well written with humour and sadness that draw you in so you honestly can't put it down and then feel sad that you finished it so quickly.
Date published: 2011-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thought it would be better Nina Lacour's book Hold Still is about a teenage girl who recently lost her best friend in one of the worst ways possible. When she discovers her friend's journal under her bed, she learns things about her that she never knew before. She finally is able to open herself up to other people and new friendships, and relationships bloom. I picked this book up because I thought the idea behind it was really good. I was somewhat disappointed by the book though. Don't get me wrong, it's a good book and I would recommend it, I just thought it could have been better. She could have developed the best friend's character a bit more, and maybe included more in the journal entries. I was a bit unsatisfied with that aspect of the book. Other than that though, I think this book was good.
Date published: 2010-02-01