What a pleasure to see you read my blog and be a part of my journey in Scotland! I am excited to journal my upcoming experiences as an international student who finally made her dreams come true. *winks*
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is so painfully beautiful that I am yet to cure the hangover of it after I finished reading. It is a story about a late teenager named Marin Delaney who is raw with desolation as she desperately moved to New York for her college from the California coast. When I started reading the book, it definitely had the sadness undertone in its writing. You can feel what Marin talks about when she is nervous about her best friend from her past visiting her for 3 days in her hostel while all she wants is to be left alone during the Christmas break.
I wanted to write this on the terrace; soaking in the light gentle breeze and sunset coloring the sky with a tint of orange on blues filled with puffy clouds. I am not writing with any specific purpose to convey in this piece. All I felt was the need to pour out words on paper. Abstract thoughts. Moments.
I took my time reading this ebook breezily. It definitely looked like a perfect summer read (which it is, by the way) and introduced me to Sicilian food; a little different from overtly hyped Italian dishes. Now mind you, this book may seem like a cookbook but it is so much more. In fact, author Nicky Pellegrino wanted her readers to feel like the fifth person on this culinary vacation guided by food enthusiast, Luca Amore.