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The Publisher's Summary pretty much covers what the entire book is about. Laurel chooses those who died utterly tragic deaths, summing up how she feels about her sister, May's, death.
When Dellaira writes of Laurel's communion with the dead, the book really shines. It reads like the most tragic poetry there is. When she flows into the day to day life of Laurel, things falter a bit. It's the same thing that most YA is about: friendship, fitting in, first love, the angst of knowing you're different, knowing you may love people that society frowns upon. There's a remarkable lack of depth in the day-to-day.
Julia Whelan really knocks it out of the park, though--as she ALWAYS does. It's a decent enough listen, rather engaging. Just don't expect knock your socks off prose/story... until you hit the bits of poetry within.
The only thing worse than a waste of money is a waste of time.
"Love Letters to the Dead" is worth the time, but honestly? Not worth the whole credit. Daily Deal or Credit Bundle...
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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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