Waiting on Wednesday: Love Letters to the Dead


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Love Letters to the Dead by Ava DellairaLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Publication date: April 1, 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.

I’ve read some mixed reviews on Love Letters to the Dead, but I have high hopes for it anyway. I love the whole idea of writing letters to famous dead people as a journal of sorts.




  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of positive reviews on this one, actually, and one of my co-bloggers really liked it! I can’t believe I passed up requesting it on NG. :/ Anyway, super excited for this one. Great pick, Jenna!
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  2. I have this one but I haven’t read it yet because of the mixed reviews. It sounds good though. Hope you enjoy it. Great pick.

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  3. I’ve only been reading the good reviews so far, but I’ll be looking at the others before buying to see if it really is my type of book. Though, I do love the concept of it, so it might just be my type. Hope it surprises you! 🙂
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  4. I’m actually reading this one now. I’m enjoying it, but it is pretty heavy. I hope you love it! Great pick!
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  5. I’ve seen this on a lot of peoples WOW it’s making me think I should check it out. Great choice =)
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  6. This book is new to me but it sounds really interesting! Thank-you for sharing.

    Have a great week & happy reading 🙂 Sharon – Obsession with Books
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