Rock Fiction Coveting: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Posted: October 13, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I’ve been needing something different and cool lately, and this just might fit the bill. Check it:

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. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven’t forgiven?

It’s not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally 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 truly start to discover her own path.

In a voice that’s as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl’s journey through life’s challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty.

So maybe this isn’t really Rock Fiction. Maybe it is in the vein of other stuff, like Searching for Tina Turner, or even Nick and Norah. You know: where it’s music that more important than the whole Rocker thing.

Of course, the downside of there not being any rockers around is that these books then get harder to be real super clear whether or not they are Rock Fiction. Most don’t make the cut. This is why you need to really study Rock Fiction ’cause this that grey area.

But… wow. I love the story here. Bring this one on, and bring it fast. I’m in love.

Can you be in love with a book description? Because I sure am.

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