March 5, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday


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

ava dellaira - love letters to the deadLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
April 1, 2014
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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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?

1. This book has a gorgeous cover! I’m so in love it. The colors are sooo pretty! I love how the colors shift from dark to light to show off the different times of evening. It just works really well together. I could stare it all day. You know what, I want it as a poster.

2. Letters! I’m excited to see how Laurel deals with her grief by writing to dead famous people. Writing letters can be therapeutic. I really hope I get all the ~feels when I read this.

What books are you waiting for?


6 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira”

  1. I first heard about this book from a book tuber on Youtube. Heather from Bookables mentioned that she was anticipating this book. So I looked into it and Yea, It sounds interesting and I’m excited about reading it too!
    Great pick! THanks for sharing xoxo
    check out my WoW @ Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    Big Hugs ♥

  2. Annie says:

    I’m really excited for this book too! I love the idea of writing letters to dead famous people, even if that sounds a bit macabre… I’m especially interested in what she has to say to Kurt Cobain and Heath Ledger! Will be marking April 1 on my calendar for sure!

  3. alice-jane says:

    I’m looking forward to this as well! I love looking at photos of starry skies and the font for the title is cute! I must find out the font, ahaha.

    Also, I think writing letters is incredibly therapeutic and I’m excited to see where this story goes. I’m excited to see a blurb from Stephen Chbosky on the cover, too, which is a great stamp of approval.

  4. I featured this as my WoW awhile ago and I’m so excited that April is near :D This book sounds absolutely amazing and I agree that the cover is gorgeous too!

  5. This book was very good! It’s worth waiting for :)

  6. Gah the book cover really is pretty *O* The colours are just beautiful and the typography too.

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