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 in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
- Print Length: 337 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374346674
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 1, 2014)
- Sold by: Macmillan
Huge thanks to Fierce Reads for doing a twitter chat for the release of this book as that is how I won my copy. It is signed by Ava Dellaira AND Stephen Chobosky! That’s exciting because I also love Perks of being a Wallflower. Anyways, I’m about halfway in and am loving LLthD so far. I’m anxious to find out what exactly happened to her sister and why Laurel is a part of why it happened. Great, quick read so far! Will share more when I finish!