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Review: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Why I chose this book: One of my favorite types of books to read is epistolary novels. I am a girl that is all about letters, especially love letters.   So when this book began to pop up on several book blogging radars, I knew I had to pick it up. Oddly enough, I wrote my own grandfather’s eulogy while reading this book, so I related with the book on a whole other level. 

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: April 1st, 2014
Format: Hardback
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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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. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven't forgiven?

It's not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally 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 truly start to discover her own path.

In a voice that's as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl's journey through life's challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty. (Goodreads)
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