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The beaches of Grand-Barachois had been Kat’s summer home for years. There, she created her own world with her “summer friends,” full of possibilities and free from expectation. But one summer, everything changed, and she ran from the life she’d created.

Now seventeen and on the brink of attending college, Kat is full of regret. She’s broken a friendship beyond repair, and
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ebook, 251 pages
Published August 10th 2020 by NineStar Press (first published 2020)
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Hsinju
CW: off-page rape, abusive relationship, (possible) PTSD, off-page transphobia, off-page pregnancy, off-page incarceration

This was heavy. The narrative tone is somber and reminiscent. With its main theme being Kat dealing with an abusive past relationship, the story is less about what is happening in the physical world but more about what goes on in Kat’s mind. That being said, the many events during Kat's time at Grand-Barachois are so sweet they made me slightly emotional again and again. In W
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anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: bi mc, trans li, Mi'kmaw bi side character, Mi'kmaw gay side character, Mi'kmaw side character, sapphic side character, mlm side character
tw: past toxic relationship, past rape, transphobia (off-page), teen pregnancy (off-page), incarceration (off-page)

If we were only talking about the plot and the things that are happening in the present, it would be an easy, fun book. But there’s also the past, all the memories Kat struggles with (and frankly, everyone else), and that makes it a heavy one
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Abigail
Jan 21, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
UPDATE: You can listen to Kat's song found within the novel now!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxdl...
Bandcamp: https://abigaildeniverville.bandcamp....
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/55eNyU...
Apple: https://music.apple.com/album/id/1531...

Original Review:
Kat's out of the bag! My second novel will be coming to you this year! I'm so excited for you all to meet Kat, her friends, and all the adventures they go on.

A bit more info on this novel:
-bi protagonist
-queer m/f slow burn
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Helen Gee
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
With thanks to Netgalley and publisher for the ARC in return for an honest review.

3.5*

For me, the first 50% of this book was slow going, but I'm never one to leave a book unfinished. I'm glad I carried on reading because I really enjoyed the second half. I liked the themes in this book and the sensitive handling of topics like sexual assault. Kat spends a summer staying with her Aunt Kay, where she spent many childhood summers. She is soon reunited with childhood friends and neighbour, Tristan
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Kay Tilden Frost
Jul 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, this book was a DNF for me. I made it about 40% through before quitting. For reference, I'm queer and nonbinary. Potential triggers below for sexual assault, emotional abuse, transphobia.

This book had a lot of queer rep going on; the main character and several of her friends were bi, the next door neighbor is a trans man, and I did like that the rep is named on page, but both Kat and Tristan were
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ida
REP: bi MC, trans love interest, LGBT cast, Native side characters

TWs: sexual abuse, rape, rape apologism

Genre: new adult contemporary

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E-ARC kindly provided by the publisher.

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"Life was better for her, now, albeit far from perfect. It would be better for me too."



Plot:

It's the summer before Kat, formerly known as Kitty, is about to head off to university in Toronto, to study composition. It's been her dream since
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Fatima
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

There were a lot of things I really liked about this book. Firstly, the way it covered sexual assault was done really well. I thought the author did a great job at handling the issue of trauma and mental health, and the way that the main character comes to terms with and deals with her trauma was dealt with delicately. The LGBTQ+ representation in this book was also brilliant. I really liked how there were so many different LGBTQ+ characters (there are gay, bisexual, and trans character
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Casey Marie
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of We Go Together for review. We Go Together is a YA contemporary novel that focuses on the main character, Kat, who returns to Grand-Barachois, a beach town where she used to spend every summer before meeting her ex-boyfriend, Aaron. After breaking up with Aaron, she returns to Grand-Barachois to come to terms with her past relationship and pick up the pieces before heading off to college. The story tackles the challenges of finding oneself, moving on fr ...more
Alyson
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
When she was young, Kat and her summer friends would spend their long summer days roaming around Grand-Barachois. Then suddenly, everything changed. Now Kat is about to attend college and finds herself unable to forget the memories that continue to torment her. She decides to return to Grand Barachois for the last time and try to reinvent herself.
The reason why I wanted to read this book is because the story takes place in the province where I am from, New Brunswick, Canada. I was prepared for
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KappaBooks
Real rating: 3.25

Read this review and more like it on my blog, here!

ARC received from NetGalley.

TW for past of sexual assault and grooming (protagonist remembers and recounts said events).

This is ownvoices for bi rep, but there are also gay characters, a trans character, and one character who never puts a label on themselves. Also, two of the gay characters are indigenous Canadian.

This book is about Kat returning to the beach she used to go to as a kid to hide from the nightmare plaguing her abo
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Alex
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 12-and-13
Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

We Go Together was such a deeper story than I expected and I loved it for that. Following 17 year old Kat after getting out of a mentally and (possibly, she still isn't quite sure) physically/sexually abusive relationship and returning to the beaches she spent her childhood growing up on, this book examines self identity, friendship, love, and the strength it requires to move on and heal.

Kat is bisexual and the rest o
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Sarah
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kat starts off trying to run away from her past - by visiting Aunt Kay at the beach for the summer. She soon reunites with her childhood group of summer friends and neighbour Tristan - and they make a plan to complete a bucket list of all of the plans they had made but not finished as young teens.

This is about the teenage summers that go by so quickly you feel like you have imagined them. About rediscovering yourself after someone’s hurt you so that you begin to ‘Shine so bright you burn away t
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Kasey Connors-Beron
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of WE GO TOGETHER by Abigail de Neverville thanks to the publisher through NetGalley.

First and foremost I want to give a content warning for the book. While there is nothing explicit, there is a large rape theme (and learning what being a victim means). It is a really tough topic and the author did a wonderful job portraying the emotions one goes through with intimate partner rape.

At the beginning of the book, we learn that Kat is trying to cope with an event that happened and
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Charlotte
We Go Together is a beautiful book about the past... it's about looking back and trying to understand what we did, what happened to us, and how it affects us going forward. The main character of his story is Kat. She's dealing with the weight of a break up with her boyfriend. In addition to that - as she spends the summer with old friends, she begins to question her relationship with her ex.

Consent is a big part of this novel. Abigail de Niverville does a remarkable job of expressing how confus
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Grace
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

This book was very good! It was a simple, contemporary book. By that I mean there wasn’t a whole lot going on, but it was still very entertaining. There was a lot of drama, but it was fairly low key and easy to read.

I really liked all of the different characters. It was interesting that they were all so different, but all such good friends. It was fun that they all got to meet up again after a few years, even the ones that
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Hope Blair
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
CW: Rape, sexual assault.

We Go Together follows a teen girl named Kat who is struggling with her previous relationship. In an attempt to better herself she spends her summer where she always did as a child.

I truly enjoyed how Abigail de Niverville discussed consent throughout the book. It was something that Kat continuously grappled with, and it showed the complexity of the topic.

Unfortunately, the character development of Kat felt oddly paced. For a majority of the book, she seemed static, and
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Laila
Aug 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book to review via Netgalley. Thank you for the opportunity.
This book was a sweet romance that had some darker aspects included such as sexual assault. Note that readers should check prior to reading. The inclusion of this topic lead to a book which expanded more on aspects on relationships than I had seen prior to this in a young adult novel. It included a diverse range of characters, I particularly liked Aunt Kay. The writing was good with a few typos e.g. Cloths for
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Nicole
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
We Go Together is a book that tackles a lot of complicated subjects. At first it's a lot to bite off however the author manages to weave together the story so that the times where it feels like a lot it is tampered down quite a bit.

Our main character, Kat, is very introspective and dissects her past and how situations weaves through her current life. Queer representation is delivered in droves with this novel- a wonderful representation of a trans supporting character that was natural and not f
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Roberta Blablanski
We Go Together is a beautifully written story of friendship, growth, and acceptance.

de Niverville approaches Kat's trauma in such a respectful and heartfelt way that feels so true to her character. Kat is tortured, partly by herself ("No wonder this had happened to me.") and partly by those around her.

As Kat navigates her internal turmoil and reconnects with old friends she thought she'd lost, she comes to find her strength and resilience.

"Sometimes I wondered if I'd ever been what everyone el
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Em Cooke
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
We Go Together
Author: Abigail de Niverville (@abawhale)

Thanks at @netgalley for access to this one!

A book I didn’t know I need, but came into my life at the right time.

Kat revisits her summer life after going through some big changes. Being around her summer friends allows her to visit and deal with some demons. And she’s not alone. She learns that everyone is fighting their own battles, and how important your friends are to get you through the darkness.

I loved this book. It was an easy
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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Abigail de Niverville's We Go Together is an interesting coming of age tale.

Kat is a main character who fully comes to life, and the reader gets a good long into her trauma.
She reconnects with old friends in a way that is honest and true to real life. I love that her relationship are illustrated realistically, as some come and go, with some friendships are solid, yet not very deep. It's a fascinating look into relationships, and I enjoy the way it's all handled.

The author approaches everything
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Jordan Culley
Feb 06, 2021 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from net galley in exchange for an honest review.
I will start by saying I didn't finish this book. I got about 45% of the way through before I wanted to read something else.
I think the overall tone of the book was too sad for me to want to continue reading and dealt with very sensitive themes and LGBTQ representation. Overall, the sensitive themes were dealt with well, but not great, and the story progressed very slowly, to the point that I wasn't invested enough
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Jacqueline Allan
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sincere thank you to the publisher, author and Netgalley for providing me with an ebook copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest reviewl.

This is not my usual genre, I’m more into crime books and psychological ones too however I wanted to take the opportunity to read something from outside my norm. And I am glad I did!! Thank you for  opening up my mind to something totally different.
Amber Ballard
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it
We Go Together

We Go Together by Abigail de Niverville

Well this book just seemed like a jumbled mess to me. There was so many random characters and stories it made me think of someone off their ADHD medicine trying to write a story! I think if it was cleaned up and the stories more organized and separated it would be great! To many stories in this new book that didn’t get enough attention

3 Stars
Aida Alberto
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'mma not a crier but this story had me sniffling. It comes with a warning and it should because there are a lot of hard subjects in here that may have people overlooking this well written story that will have your heart in a grip from beginning to end. I don't shy away from the hard books because then you might miss something amazing. Check this out. Happy reading! #WeGoTogether #NetGalley ...more
TBHONEST
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We Go Together is a lovely read about facing one's past. The characters are well written and the LGBTQ representation feels extremely well done and necessary part of the story rather than like some other stories where it feels it's just added in to make the story more diverse and inclusive. Really not the case here.
A very enjoyable read.
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Raeesa Saint
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and NineStar Press for a free e-book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Release date: 10 August 2020.

* Warnings *: Rape, teen pregnancy

I'll confess; I assumed this was going to be a fluffy read with a hint of seriousness, when, in fact, it was the opposite.

Kat suffered from something horrible. Needing to get away from everything, she goes to stay with a relative, where she used to spend all her summers. Here, she is surprised to find many of her summer
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Caroline David
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I couldn't really get into this book but I'm glad that I kept read. It was fairly well-written but think we could've used a little more context for a few things instead of people just getting thrown into the story. ...more
Alex
Aug 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.

We Go Together opens with Kat, our seventeen year old protagonist who goes to Grand-Barachois to spend the summer in her beach house. Early on, we learn that Kat had a relatively recent break up and had her heart broken. However, the more Kat reveals the more I realized this relationship did not sound like a healthy one. She seemed to be dealing with trauma that was slowly revealed throughout the
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Kevin Craig
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Abigail de Niverville is an author, poet, and composer based in Toronto. Originally from the East Coast of Canada, she often is inspired by her hometown. She holds an M.Mus from the University of Toronto.

Abigail's novels WE GO TOGETHER and I KNEW HIM were published by NineStar Press and are both available at most major retailers. Her poetry chapbook POEMS WORTH SAVING is available now in through m
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