Waiting on Wednesday (87)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

Once again, Usagi is not here for comment/WoW pick, so it’s just little old Ashleigh. YA contemporary is one of my very favorite things in the whole wide world and this one caught my eye from the moment I saw it in the Macmillan catalog. Dead people! Letters! If it’s in epistolary the whole way through (I looooooove epistolary novels), I might just die. Since I have an ARC, I hope to start it soon and see if it lives up to my expectations.

Love Letters to the Dead - Ava DellairaTitle: Love Letters to the Dead
Author: Ava Dellaria
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Jacket Copy: 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.

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