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Love Letters to the Dead– Ava Dellaira


Laurel’s sister has died, her parents fail to cope with the tragedy and separate. In order to live as best she  can, Laurel makes the decision to change jpegschools for her senior years.

In her first English class she is asked to compose a letter to someone famous who has died.

The novel is her series of letters to the dead she has in some way made connections with – Kurt Cobain,  Amelia Earheart, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland,Janis Joplin and the Allan  Lane (the voice of Mister Ed) .

Through these letters Laurel questions her own life. Her relationships with her parents; her relationship  with Sky, a boy she comes to trust and her relationship and role with her sister Amy, who she idolised.    Through these letters some of the ghosts of her past come to the surface and some disturbing truths are  revealed.

More suited to the senior reader

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