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.
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Title: Love Letters to the Dead Author: Ava Dellaira Date: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
No offence to anyone who liked this book, but these are my feelings about it.
So this is like the 3rd book I read Lately in which a sister/family member died…Like Seriously?
I am grown up for YA?or I am unlucky enough to keep selecting all the dull and boring YA?
I am craving for some good YA, Please Do recommend me some.
“Truth is beautiful, no matter what the truth is. Even if it’s scary or bad. It is beauty simply because it’s true. And the truth is bright. Truth makes you more you.”
Laura recently lost her sister, and can’t get over it, her English teacher gave her class the assignment to write the letters to dead, She started to use these letters to express her feelings and again the same depression, suicidal thoughts, guilty parents, good friends and complicated boyfriend.
I wanted to say, May was pretended to be brave but she wasn’t, She was one of the cowards and irresponsible sister one can have, it pretended that she cares about Laurel but no she didn’t, If she did, she never left her little sister alone with a MAN. and when Laural made her too look what she has done, she simply jumped from the bridge?Seriously?
I have some questions.
1-Why was Laura so obsessed with May, she doesn’t have her own brain? and I am not talking about after May’s death like she was always, and it doesn’t have anything to her parents split up.
2-If she knew too much about all these people to whom she write TOO-MUCH-QUOTES TO BE-USED-IN-REAL-LIFE-BY-A-TEEN, then how come she can’t understand this simple fact that sisters don’t judge they don’t leave you alone behind them because you point out their feelings.
3-Why all the parents in YA are so self-absorbed? that they don’t even any idea what their children are going through?
4-Why in YA, characters have the name like Call, Park, Sky, May, August….., I mean I can’t recall I have ever seen a real person to have these kinds of name, or they have? I just didn’t meet them?
“I mean, words can’t be good enough for a lot of things. But, you know, I guess we have to try.”
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