Love Letters to the Dead (Paperback)
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Love Letters to the Dead (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 01/05/2014
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Sometimes the best letters are the ones that go unanswered

It 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. A lyrical, haunting and stunning debut from the protégé of Stephen Chbosky (THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER).

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471402883
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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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

It describes loss and coming of age so well. Equally heartbreaking and heartwarming - Buzzfeed

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“Disappointing.”

I had high expectations for this novel, but was very disappointed. The main character is rather boring as is her 'love interest'. Although, I loved Natalie and Hannah, and only kept reading to see if their... More

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“Fantastic.”

Rating: 7/10

Laurel is set an assignment in English class - to write a letter to someone who is dead. But once she starts, she just can’t stop. She writes to Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland… but she can’t... More

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