Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop now

Customer Review

on 13 July 2014
Love Letters to the Dead was a moving read, full of melancholy and at its heart, hope.

It began as an assignment for English class - write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because he died young, like her sister May. Laurel begins pouring her heart out to him and soon she isn’t just writing to him, she’s writing to dozens of other dead people.

Laurel communicates with us solely through these letters. There are no chapter or scene breaks, just letters. It is brilliantly written and though she is essentially ‘telling’ us her story, she is showing us so much more. Laurel’s pain leaps off the page. It is pretty clear fairly early on that she is harbouring some deep secret, getting clearer as the book continues.

There is so much for Laurel to deal with - starting high school, first love, growing up, dealing with the loss of her sister.

With a title like Love Letters to the Dead, it’s obvious this isn’t going to be a feel good book. But it’s still an amazing read. The words come alive in front of you as you fall down Laurel’s rabbit hole. This book is something in the vein of 13 Reasons Why and Lovely, Dark and Deep.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.


Product Details

4.2 out of 5 stars
61
4.2 out of 5 stars
£6.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime