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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,038 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nina LaCour Narrator: Emma Galvin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781101145760
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An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, froma breakthrough new voice in YA fictiondear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christalyn | 2/11/2014

    " This book will resonate in my heart for a while. Caitlin's pain is real, raw, and believable. You feel her roller-coaster ride as if you were in the seat next to her. Brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlee Tidwell | 2/10/2014

    " August 2010 - I'm not sure there are words to express just how much this book changed me. If there are words, they are too personal to share. This wasn't just a book to me, it was a lifeline I wasn't aware I was in need of, a way of understanding things I hadn't quite considered before. I started this book with a much different approach than I came out with, but I say that in the best way possible. Most reviews go on to tell you about the book, but you can read that for yourself. These reviews are ways for me to remember just how moved I was by individual novels. Hold Still easily worked its way to my list of favorites, and it didn't have to work very hard at all. I feel as if I should go on forever, but at the same time, I know nothing I say will give this book justice. You may read this book after reading this review and think, what the hell was that girl talking about, and that's okay; not every novel hits home to every individual. For you, this may be just another novel on your list of read books, but for me, this will leave a lasting imprint for many years to come - and I can guarantee I'll be reading this book over and over through the years. Read again 1/24/2013 - It's been a while since I read it last and yet, it still made the same strong impact on me. Such a great book. Certainly on my list of top 10. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon Lawrence | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book because it showed you how the main character dealt with loss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/18/2014

    " This book shook a lot of nerves because it was right around when I experienced something similar to what happened in the book. The descriptions in this book make you feel like you know exactly what happened. I wanted more information about what had happened. But by the end of the book I had all the information I needed. Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2014

    " A heartbreaking story of a friendship that ends with a tragic suicide. This book captures the sadness of teenage depression with beautiful lyrical writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hammadah :) | 9/11/2013

    " The best book for teens. Totally relatabe. Must Read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Odelia | 9/5/2013

    " This book was incredible. The writing was spectacular and the story was really profound--it was an all around fantastic book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Marene Ordone Patton | 8/11/2013

    " Really good book about dealing with a suicide of a loved one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/10/2013

    " Caitlin is dealing with the aftermath of a friend's suicide. It has rocked her to her core. She is barely making it through her own life when she discovers her friend's journal hiding under her bed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenna Deacon | 4/8/2013

    " This book really made me think about how depression not only effects the individual struggling with it. But the friends and family of Ingrid who suffered greatly from losing her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 9/1/2012

    " Great balance between real life and a positive outlook on bereavement. Realistic but redeeming. Treats depression with respect. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 6/26/2012

    " Nina LaCour's novel Hold Still differs from other tragic teenage stories about suicide in that her focus is not on the demise of the character but in the relating of her resilience and ability to recover from the depths of despair. A beautiful and touching YA cross over novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Thomas | 12/11/2011

    " Love this book about a girl surviving the year after her friend commits suicide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karisa | 10/5/2011

    " I bought this book on a whim after reading the amazing reviews. I consumed it or maybe it consumed me. It was an easy read but it lead me on an emotional journey. I laughed, I cried. It touched me in a way that a good book always does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 8/2/2011

    " Not the most well-written book, but it's magical and powerful. It's simple, but everything in it is beautiful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 5/18/2011

    " It was a pretty dry book. The ending was good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jewels | 5/17/2011

    " it was sweet and really sad but in a good way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corrine | 5/12/2011

    " Caitlyn really evolved from who she was in the beginning of this novel. Its relatabe to anyone who lost someone really close to you, i was able to relate to it seeing how it was suicide that took her friend. At some parts it was very graphic, but it was such an amazing way to be told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blue | 5/8/2011

    " AMAZING!!! but sad. READ READ READ. I BEG of you.
    -Blue "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystien | 5/7/2011

    " It was a great novel to read. I would recommend it to everyone, to those who are looking for sad, loss centered novels, and for those just looking for a novel with substance. It was amazingly written, and im looking forward to reading for novels by nina lacour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/6/2011

    " wonderful prose and form, a good YA read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 4/29/2011

    " Really sad. But I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheyenne | 4/22/2011

    " Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I finished this during study hall today at school and I nearly cried. I'm glad that at the end, everything wasn't hunky dory and okay. That she was still progressing, if you know what I mean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waverley | 4/22/2011

    " Great book...it's about loss of a friend and how she overcomes it, really good.. a little slow in the beginning though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/19/2011

    " I read this book in one sitting. While the beginning was a little slow (only reason I didn't give five stars), the roller coaster of emotion from about a third of the way through on makes it more than worth the time...and the tears you're sure to shed. "

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