8 day reading reflection #2 “We are Okay” by Nina LaCour and “Lair of Dreams” by Libba Bray

I have finished “We are Okay” by Nina LaCour and have started on “Lair of Dreams” by Libba Bray, I have not gotten very far in “Lair of Dreams” (PG. 20) this is going to be mostly about “We are Okay”. After finishing “We are Okay” I have come to the conclusion that there is much character development and the plot changes a lot with unexpected plot twists. It is rather dark as it basically revolves around death and a child on her own trying to survive in school. I would definitely recommend this novel to others of my age as I have found it rather intriguing and quite entertaining to read and gives the reader just an overall good time. The author of this book, Nina LaCour, uses a lot of dialogue, as a matter of fact the story has an unusually high amount of dialogue which is not very common in these types of dark novels. The main theme I was able to take away from this is to never dwell on one’s death too long. In this story it is clearly shown in the many flashbacks the book has that the protagonist: Marin’s grandfather has been sulking about the deaths of her wife and daughter for many years, even going so far to hide evidence of their existence from Marin because it reminds him of them. Marin was about to repeat history for the death of his grandfather but her friend Mabel was able to draw her away from the history already set for her and present to her a new life different from the one in her childhood.