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Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira
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,... show more
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. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374346676 (0374346674)
ASIN: 374346674
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
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DrAwkto Reads
DrAwkto Reads rated it
2.0 Love Letters to the Dead
Dropped this novel. Will not do a objective review on my blog because of it. I didn't like this because the teenage main character was portrayed very well as a naive teenager. She was a pretty bland character, in my opinion. I couldn't get over how much telling was in this novel. It's basically a en...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
2.5 Love Letters to the Dead
I got frustrated with this book. I know that a lot of people love it, but I had a hard time getting through it. In English class, Laurel is assigned to write a letter to a dead celebrity. She uses the assignment as a way to cope with the death of her sister, her parents’ divorce, the drama of high...
Meh
Meh rated it
4.0 Love Letters to the Dead
Some events are just thrown in. Sky himself seems thrown in. I'm not convinced a freshman could do all that stuff, but maybe it's just me. I hated how stupid the girl acted most of the time. Like get over yourself. Anyway, besides all that, I ended up still liking her story.
Precious books
Precious books rated it
4.0 Love Letters to the Dead
I loved this book so much. This book only contains letters to famous dead persons. However, it wasn't boring at all, it was more like a story told using letters. It is a coming-of-age novel and I found it to be very well written. It didn't make me cry, but then again: I almost never cry so that's o...
Sternenlied
Sternenlied rated it
Laurel soll in ihrer neuen Schule einen Brief an eine verstorbene Persönlichkeit schreiben. Dabei wählt sie zuerst Kurt Cobain und beginnt von ihrer Vergangenheit zu erzählen. Sie schreibt immer weiter und wählt dabei immer andere berühmte Persönlichkeiten wie Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse und viele a...
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