Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay.
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.
From Nina LaCour the national bestselling author of We Are Okay, Watch Over Me is a modern ghost story about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.---from the publisher
272 pages 978-0593108970 Ages 14 and up
Keywords: finding yourself, ghosts, past trauma, foster care, recovery, farm, memories, survival, finding your voice, self reliance, resilience, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, teacher, abuse, hope, diverse, diversity, past self, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old