All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 25

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 25th episode of All in Good Storytime, we begin reading We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. In these chapters, we are introduced to the mysterious Marin, who is spending her winter break at school in New York instead of returning home to California. As she says goodbye to her new friends for the break, she prepares for a visit from an old one. We slowly start to uncover why Marin had a falling out with this friend (Mabel) and the story of Marin's former life with her grandfather in California. 

We discuss the implication that Marin and Mabel were romantically involved and what that means for the future of their friendship, we question Marin's seemingly trauma-fraught relationship with her grandfather, and we observe the stark differences between the warmth and inclusive nature of the surfer community and Marin's distant relationship with her grandfather. We share a tense tale of one  of our own encounters staying in a college dorm during a school break and fighting off wasps, and we end by making predictions regarding what form the climax of this novel might take.

Next week we will be reading chapters 7-15 of We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

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