Love Letters to the Dead
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It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.
From Publishers Weekly
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Deep and heartfelt.
I read an ARC of this book and I have to say, it was one of the better YA Realistic Fiction books I have read in a long time...it was heartbreaking and beautifully written, and the author didn't hold back--there was no sugar coating any topics. It exposed the harsh realities of being a teenager these days, and on top of that, mourning a person that you looked up to. DEFINITELY read this book.
Best Teen Book of 2014
If you read 'Perks of Being A Wallflower', you're going to love this book.
Absolutely brilliant and beautiful story. I couldn't put it down. The characters really reach out to you, especially Laurel, and you'll carry them all in your heart.
- Level: Grades 7-13
- Category: Coming of Age
- Published: Apr 01, 2014
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English