Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Love Letters To The Dead]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

Author: Ava Dellaira
Release Date: April 1st, 2014


 It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because she thought he’d understand since he died young just like her sister, May, did. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people—Janis Joplin, Amy Winhouse, Ameilia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—although she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time, how her family splinters apart after May dies. She even writes 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 to see her as the person she was: lovely and amazing and deeply flawed.

Trained as a poet at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Ava Dellaira brings a lyrical, haunting beauty to her prose.

This book sounds amazing!  I love the concept that she's writing letter to dead people.  Most of them died way too young and it's awesome that these icons till stand out to kids who are way younger.  It also sounds like it deals with some deep stuff too, and that's never a bad thing!

What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!


Christina / Book Addict said...

I love the sound of this one too. It's a unique concept for a book. I will definitely have to check this one out. Great pick!

Shane Morgan said...

Would love to get my hands on this one. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!


Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I like the sound of this book and I love the font they choose for the title!


Sarah (TotalTeenFiction) said...

Wow, I've never heard of this one but what a fantastic premise for a novel! I adore books with letter writing in anyway but this sounds even more unique :) adding it to my wishlist! Thanks so much for featuring it :D

Here's my WoW

Happy reading! :)

Rachel said...

OOOH, this sounds interesting! I really like the idea of it (but I hope it's not a big tearjerker!). Thanks for putting it on my radar and stopping by!

Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

That's a neat concept to write letters to the dead. I love books that have deep stuff. And what a pretty cover :) Lovely pick.

My WoW

Alysia A said...

This looks like a heavy read.

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

This sounds like it will be emotional! Thanks for sharing.
My WoW

Tammy Sparks said...

Oh this sounds so good! And I love the cover. What a great concept for a story, right? Thanks for stopping by earlier today:)

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I can't wait for this one either. It sounds so original and I love that cover. Great pick!

Ashley said...

This is the first time seeing this one, it definitely sounds interesting. I will have to see what ya think of it :)

Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

Little Miss Becky said...

I'm really looking forward to this one, too! Gorgeous cover and I love the idea of her writing letters to all those interesting people to try and deal with her own grief. Great pick!

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I've seen this one around, and though it's not my usual read, I am actually looking forward to trying it, and how awesome is that cover? Great pick. :)