‘Love Letters to the Dead’ by Ava Dellaira
‘Love Letters to the Dead’
April 1st 2014
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
i just finished reading this amazing book, and to be honest i didn’t want it to end! This really is one of the best books i’ve ever read. It’s beautfiul and inspiring, and it dragged me through all kind of emotions!
Excerpt from ‘Love Letters to the Dead’
Now that May isn’t here, I have to find another way to make magic. And it feels like she’s sending me a spell that might help. This is what happened. At the beginning of class, I asked Mrs. Buster for a pass. Instead of going to the bathroom, I walked up and down the empty hallways, peeking into the tiny windows of the classroom doors, as if I could find something that I was looking for.
Then I passed by one of the cases they use to display trophies for sports and debate and science fairs, and I noticed my reflection swimming in the blurry glass. Everything about me looked wrong. I couldn’t very well try to rearrange my face then and there, so I started with my hair. I was smoothing my ponytail for the third time when Sky turned the corner.
“Do you want to go on a drive or something?” he just asked me right then. The second time we’d ever talked.
“Um, I’m in English.”
“No you’re not. You’re standing here. Right in front of me, in fact.”