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Hold Still

Hold Still, is one of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Nominees. It's is a book about a girl named Caitlin, who is struggling to recover losing her best friend, Ingrid, to suicide. She find's Ingrid's journal, and she reads it everyday. She doesn't realize it at first, but Ingrid's journal, full of notes to other people, telling them she thinks she's ugly, she's not worth anything, slowly, somehow gives her hope to overcome the loss. I will warn you, its a book that will make you cry. Normally I don't like these kinds of books, but this one opened my eyes to a suicide minded girl's view on life. I don't know how else to express it. But if you really hate books that make you cry, stay away.

Truthfully, when I first picked this up, and read the excerpt on the back, it really didn't seem all that great. But I picked it up anyways, and I loved it. It's really sad, but all in all, I'm happy I picked it up. It really showed me a different perspective, and that's why I read books, to get another person's perspective, whether it be fictional or not. Hope you pick this book up, and enjoy it, and get out what I got out of it!