Thursday, October 29

Hold Still by Nina Lecour

Summary: dear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself.

My Thoughts: I didn't know what to expect as I started this book. Would it be too emotional, not emotional enough? I actually enjoyed it. We get to know Caitlin and her feelings. She goes very in depth on her feelings and thoughts and what she is doing. We learn all about Ingrid through Caitlin's reactions and her memories. Caitlin finds Ingrids journal underneath her bed and we start to read all about how Ingrid was feeling up to the suicide. We try to understand why she did what she did. Caitlin tries to understand and sometimes think if she would have have just seen it before it happened. We get to know all the side characters who were involved in Ingrid's life, like Jayson-the boy Ingrid was crazy about. We start to understand how she committed suicide and why she did it. We also get to watch as Caitlin starts to fall for Taylor. This book was very emotional and if you've ever had a friend commit suicide, you will understand all the emotions Caitlin is going through (I have had a friend commit suicide so I completely understand.)

Overall: Very emotional and gripping story about loss and choices. It was a good book that will make you shed a few tears! A must Read!

Cover: I like the way the girl is sitting. It does not have a whole lot of colors but still fits the book pretty good. Very emotional.

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Cackleberry Homestead said...

Thanks for the comment on my review and following me. I'm came here to return the favor and glad I did. You have a great blog!

I enjoyed this review and have been seeing Hold Still around and considering reading it, now I have to check it out.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

I've been waiting for this one but I'm not really feeling like an emotional read at the moment, though I do hope to eventually. Great review!

Giveaway Girl said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

I SO love to read! I'm excited to get my hands on some of these books! Thanks!

Jessica said...

This does sound good!
Great review. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist. :)

Jax said...

I have a question I have tried to find your Prize Bucket for Mini Challenges. It showed up on my google reader, but is saying that it can not find the link with it opens your page. Let me know where I can find this to sign up?

Cindy said...

Hey Book Whisperer, it is supposed to show up at midnight. For some reason, I set the publishing date, and it messed it up. So in like 10 minutes it should pop up!

Lori T said...

I just finished reading this and I really really liked it. I did think that it was quite emotional as there were a couple of times that I had to wipe away my tears.


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