Title: Love Letters to the Dead
Author: Ava Dellaira
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Published: April. 1, 2014
Description: 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.
Review: I just wasn't feeling this book. I felt sorry for the character because her sister died and her family is grieving. But she was stupid and crazy. She didn't do drugs but she did drink alcohol which I didn't like because she's 15 and I hate underage drinking. She only did drink because of her friends and she wanted them to like her. I didn't like the romance, it was to boring for me. They had like two conversations that was about nothing and all of a sudden they are together. The boy Sky, I didn't understand him either. Laurel did two things that could of gotten herself killed right in front of him and he doesn't tell no one. I just didn't see the love. She needed to stop trying to be like her sister. The ending was ok.
2 out of 5 stars