Love Letters to the Dead

  • by Ava Dellaira
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead - to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse - though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven’t forgiven?
It’s not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally 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 truly start to discover her own path.
In a voice that’s as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl’s journey through life’s challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty.


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Good, Sulky Listen

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I liked the sulky, angsty feel of this book. It pulled me in and matched my mood when I wanted to listen to something deeper and more serious. I love how Laurel's search of herself via writing through the diary really allowed her to work things out with herself towards the end of the listen.

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- Amber Rae "I'm a clinical psychology doctorate student. I love to read a good romance or ya novel to escape from the everyday stresses of life."

Maybe a letter is enough to heal

This book I fell in love with I cried laughed felt upset... all most every emotion I can relate to the main character in so many ways the book has made me think about my past and look at my life and who I am today and who I want to be, I look at the world in a different way now I feel different now. This book gives me hope and helps me except the way things are and not how they are supposed to be this book makes me look at myself different helps me want to find who I am now that I think of it who is Jade wymes who am I, and will I ever really know??? I would recommend this book to any teenage girl who is having trouble in life the main character use theses words that make you feel in every way. I give this book a 5 stare because this book Is the first book I felt a connection to my life and how I'm feeling in every day life this book helped me open my eyes to this world.
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- kyle smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio