Waiting on Wednesday #19: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Posted September 4, 2013 by Bee in Memes & Features / 5 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming books that we eagerly anticipate!

Waiting on Wednesday #19: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Love Letters to the Dead

by Ava Dellaira
Published on April 1st 2014
by Farrar Straus & Giroux
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because she thought he’d understand since he died young just like her sister, May, did. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people—Janis Joplin, Amy Winhouse, Ameilia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—although she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time, how her family splinters apart after May dies. She even writes 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 to see her as the person she was: lovely and amazing and deeply flawed.


Why I’m Waiting:
This book sounds so original and beautiful! I hope I get to read it soon! And that cover is so pretty!

What are you waiting on this week?



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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #19: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

  1. this is another one with a beautiful cover and a really great title. it’s not my typical read because i prefer cute, romantic contemporary YA but i really like the sound of LLttD. adding to my wishlist…

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

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