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Love Letter's to the Dead Book Review

Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira I'm feeling very mixed about this book. I don't normally read a whole lot of contemporary - and generally for a reason (I find it somewhat boring with similar characters). I liked the storyline of this book but I'm not sure I enjoyed how it was written as letters, may have worked better as a regular chapter to chapter book. Laurel begins to write letter's to well known dead people. It started as an English project than grew into something more. Writing to people like Kurt Cobain, Amelia Earhart and Heath Ledger, Laurel tells the story of her sister May and ultimately how she left her to survive on her own. There are some very heartbreaking moments in this story especially near the end. But I thought it was a little obvious that Ava Dellaira is a debut author with this books. Several choppy sentences and unnecessary points - with a rather predictable ending. This is one of those books that's going to be loved by some and hated by others. I stand kind of in the middle because of that. Something I might recommend to people who like the diary type of writing.