Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

My pick this week:

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Love Letters to the Dead
Author: Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 1st, 2014
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.

Why I'm waiting:

This just sounds like a really amazing story about healing. Plus I just really like the whole idea of writing letters to dead people.

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So what are you waiting on this Wednesday lovelies??
Link in the comments please!


5 comments:

  1. Love Letters to The Dead. Yup, so can't wait to get my hands on this one!

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  2. This book sounds like it's going to be a really interesting read! I can't wait to get my hands on it as well. :) Nice pick!

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  3. Seen this around a lot lately :) Nice pick!

    My WW .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  4. I requested this one on Netgalley, but I was declined. :( Guess I'm REALLY waiting for it now. Great pick!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My WoW

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    1. Same here, Mary! NetGalley is where I first saw this and I was turned down for a copy as well.

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