Synopsis: 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.
Alright.... review time!!
What. the. hell. did. I. just. read?
There has been so much hype about this book recently, I felt like I needed to see what everyone was talking about. DSICLAIMER, if you enjoyed this book and if you think it is Gods gift to man kind, I recommend you do not read this review cuz it may piss you off.
Alright, this book managed disappointed me, disgusted me and bore me all within the first 50 pages and it just continued to go down hill after that. The characters were flat and boring, not memorable in any way shape or form. I seriously finished this book 10 minutes ago and I can't even remember the main characters name.... she was that unmemorable. I think it started with an "L"? Laura? Lori? Lola? Laurel? I dont even care. In the beginning I felt really bad for L but then I realized how screwed up she was. She was useless, easy, and had no spunk in her. She was desperate and seriously just went along with anything everyone did or told her to do.
The synopsis makes this book sound like a novel about a young girl who has a little bit of shit in her life but manages to turn her life around and everything is ponies and rainbows. THAT IS SO INCORRECT. I was explaining this book to my mom and when I was done, she looked at me and said "I can't believe I am allowing to read that shmutt."
Here is a brief list of the subject matter talked about in this book:
-Physical and Emotional Abuse
-Lesbian and Gay relationships
Now.... reread that list.... which other popular novel does it remind you of? Maybe the Perks of being a Wallflower? It turns out the author of this book is best friends with the author of "Perks". This just pissed me off because this novel is the EXACT same book as "Perks"!! Ava Dellaira rewrote her mentor and best friends book except she made the main character a girl! UGHHHHHHH!!*slams head against wall* THE SAME FRICKIN BOOK! At least Perks was about friendship etc, Love Letters to the Dead was so unbelievable. I felt like the author took every possible problem (rape, drugs, abuse etc) and shoved it all on the main character to make the reader feel bad and cry. I have never read about anyone who has such a screwed up life and refuses to do anything about it. The character would complain about all this unbelievable crap but she would never do anything to make her life better!
Hoooooo.... Deep breaths Jamie.... okay.... okay.... This book scarred me for life (not in a good way), disgusted me and just royally pissed me off. If I didn't own this book on my iPad, I would probably burn it. No joke. If you want to remain a sane and happy human, please don't read this book.
Happy reading nerds and sound off in the comments with your opinions and perspective on this book! :)