Sunday, September 20, 2015

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

   It starts out as a English assignment - write a letter to someone that is dead.  Laurel could write to her dead sister, May, but instead she chooses Kurt Cobain, front man of the rock band Nirvana.  Eventually she branches out to write about her life and feelings to Judy Garland, River Phoenix,  Amelia Earheart and others.

I enjoyed the style of this book. Every moment was written in a letter a la The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.   The stye here was so flawless that you really didn't notice that was how the author was moving the action in the story.

This is a great book about loss, acceptence and moving on.  It's also about relationships - the things we hide and the things we share.  I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it -especially to young people dealing with loss.  5 out of 5 stars.

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