Mini Review - Love Letters to the Dead, Ava Dellaira

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Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira

SynopsisIt begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person - any dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain - he died young, and so did Laurel's sister May - so maybe he'll understand a bit of what Laurel is going through. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people - Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart... it's like she can't stop. And she'd certainly never dream of handing them in to her teacher. She writes about what it's like going to a new high school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time - and how her family has shattered since May died.

But much as Laurel might find writing the letters cathartic, she can't keep real life out forever. The ghosts of her past won't be contained between the lines of a page, and she will have to come to terms with growing up, the agony of losing a beloved sister, and the realisation that only you can shape your destiny. 

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What I Thought: Honestly, this book was average at best for me. Don't get me wrong, there were definitely parts I enjoyed, but having high expectations, this one definitely fell short. Laurel is a boring character at best, and I didn't connect with her at all. This book delved into serious issues which could have been played out so much better but really were brushed off. This book had the potential to teach young kids about all these different problems and yet didn't.

Mad Claire


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