Hold still / Nina LaCour ; with illustrations by Mia Nolting.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.
    • Notes:
      ENGL.
      A Junior Library Guild selection
      1
    • ISBN:
      9780143145042
      0143145045
      0525421556 (hardcover)
      9780525421559 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2010275162
    • Accession Number:
      461340442
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.170088
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LACOUR, N.; NOLTING, M. Hold still. [s. l.]: Dutton Books, 2009. ISBN 9780143145042. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      LaCour N, Nolting M. Hold Still. Dutton Books; 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      LaCour, N., & Nolting, M. (2009). Hold still. Dutton Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      LaCour, Nina, and Mia Nolting. 2009. Hold Still. Dutton Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      LaCour, N. and Nolting, M. (2009) Hold still. Dutton Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 20 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      LaCour, N & Nolting, M 2009, Hold still, Dutton Books, viewed 20 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      LaCour, Nina, and Mia Nolting. Hold Still. Dutton Books, 2009. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      LaCour, Nina, and Mia Nolting. Hold Still. Dutton Books, 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      LaCour N, Nolting M. Hold still [Internet]. Dutton Books; 2009 [cited 2020 Jan 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.170088&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2009 October #2

After teen Ingrid commits suicide, Caitlin, 16, is overcome with grief and guilt: "My best friend is dead, and I could have saved her." Why didn't she see it coming? Then she finds Ingrid's diary, and the journal entries (including a secret of sexual trauma) are woven into the story along with Caitlin's memories as she goes through stages of sorrow, depression, anger, and recovery, with the support of her loving parents. She also becomes close to a gorgeous, understanding classmate, Taylor ("his lip grazes my earlobe, and my body fills with light"); makes friends with her lesbian classmate, Dylan; works on her photography; and bonds with her art teacher. Set in the suburbs of San Francisco, this first novel may try to cover too much. But the immediate, present-tense, first-person narrative stays true to a teen's daily experience, and whether Caitlin is building a tree house or watching the demolition of a theater, the metaphors of loss and recovery are rooted in the surprising dramas of daily life. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring

Caitlin is adrift after the suicide of her best friend, Ingrid; even her beloved photography course fails to inspire her. When Caitlin finds Ingrid's journal, she gains insight into her friend's complex life and discovers a measure of hope for herself. LaCour's debut is a fresh take on a well-worn subject and a passionate argument for creativity as a vehicle for healing. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2009 August #5

LaCour makes an impressive debut with an emotionally charged young adult novel about friendship and loss. Caitlin begins her junior year in high school bitter and stunned over the recent suicide of her best friend Ingrid, a talented photographer and artist. Afraid to risk new friendships and unable to continue her own artistic endeavors, Caitlin finds herself in a state of paralysis, wrestling with questions that may remain unanswered. Then she discovers Ingrid's journal, a record of her thoughts during her final days, and reasons for her tragic, perhaps inevitable fate begin to come to light. What is most remarkable about LaCour's tale is her ability to make the presence of an absent character so deeply felt. The entries and pictures in Ingrid's journal vibrate with feeling and provide insight into the pain of chronic depression ("the sun stopped shining for me is all. the whole story is: i am sad. i am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can't get away from it"). Ingrid's secrets are excruciating to discover, but the ample evidence of her creative force makes it clear that her life had meaning. Ages 14–up. (Oct.)

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