Considering all the books my students have been wanting to read, I didn’t ask for much more than books or book gift cards for Christmas. Thankfully, I received two gift cards to Barnes and Noble and three different books for Christmas. One of the books I asked for and received is Hold Still by Nina LaCour. My brother bought me a copy, and my parents also bought me a copy! At first I figured I’d just exchange one of them, until I read it.
I always have a hard time explaining why some books are so difficult for me to put down. But every time I put this book back on the coffee table, I kept thinking about it. It was like I put a good movie on a pause– I just wanted to start it again! It starts with Caitlin being absolutely devastated over the death of her best friend, Ingrid. Tragically, Ingrid committed suicide. The book follows Caitlin as she returns to school and begins to put her life back together. The hard part is that she discovers Ingrid’s journal under her bed and begins learning just how depressed Ingrid really was.
Yes, this book made my teary, but it is already one of my favorites. I’d read it again, and for this reason I am so very happy I have two copies to put on my shelf. 🙂