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Love Letters to the Dead

by Ava Dellaira

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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 …read more

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Title Love Letters to the Dead
ISBN 9781471402890
Author by Ava Dellaira
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Hot Key Books
Publication Date 1 May 2014
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 288
Filesize 360.4 KB
Language EN
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance

Reviews

Reminiscent of Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower , this is powerfully emotional stuff. - BCCB Dellaira's characters are authentically conceived and beautifully drawn. - The Horn Book Best for teens who enjoyed Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower. - School Library Journal Laurel and her friends' struggles and hard-won successes are poignant, and seeing Laurel begin to forgive herself and May is extremely moving. -- Publishers Weekly I simply loved this book. Love Letters to the Dead is more than a stunning debut. It is the announcement of a bold new literary voice. --Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower A brilliant story about the courage it takes to keep living after your world falls apart. A heart-wrenching celebration of love and friendship and family. --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak With beautiful observations of where life can take us, from grieving to celebrating, disappointment to wonder, LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD is a love letter to living. --Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why Dear Ava Dellaira: Your book broke my heart, and pieced it back together. As with Kurt, Janis, Amelia and the others who are gone but still somehow here, LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD leaves an indelible mark. --Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay As wondrous--and as fearless--as a shooting star. --Lauren Myracle, author, The Winnie Years Riveting, captivating, utterly disarming. I could not put this book down! LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD is like discovering a shoebox full of notes addressed to someone else. I read fast, afraid I'd be caught peeking at something I wasn't ever supposed to see. A voyeuristic delight! --Siobhan Vivian, author of The List Effective and satisfyingly heartbreaking. - Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Ava Dellaira is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow, and trained as a poet. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and got her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. In addition to being a producer of the film version of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, Ava Dellaira is also Stephen Chbosky's protege. She currently lives in Santa Monica, where she is at work on her second book. Follow Ava on Twitter: @avadellaira

Description

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.

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