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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #72: LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

by Ava Dellaira
Expected release date: April 1st, 2014
Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux (Macmillan)
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


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.

Why I'm waiting for LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD...

This had me at LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD, and then the mention of Kurt Cobain's name.
Seriously, how morbid this sounds, but yet, sad, lethargic, healing and hopeful.

I have never heard of a book like this before...
So many feels already!!!

I need to read this!!!

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. This one sounds amazing! I've heard it's heartbreaking, but a great story. I love that cover, too. Awesome pick :)

  2. Wow nice covwe seems intriguing great pick <3
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  3. haha that sounds really interesting! I like the idea - it reminds of that episode of My So Called Life when Angela is reading the Diary of Anne Frank and she can't stop thinking about Anne and talking to her.

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  4. This sounds interesting but so heartbreaking.
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  5. This sounds like such an emotional book. I hope you enjoy reading it! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. This book sounds amazing. I have it sitting on my shelf right now, and after just flipping through it quickly, it looks very promising!

  7. I am really excited for this one too!
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  8. IT SOUNDS SO HEART BREAKING yet so good. Thanks for sharing this gem!
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  9. oh yes, I had this a couple of weeks ago, I am still waiting for this one, it just sounds so interesting
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  11. When I saw the title I was like "Nahh" because I'm not that into creepy books but after reading the synopsis I'm adding it to my TBRs :)

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