Book Review: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is by far the best book I have read in a long time!!

Juliet has recently lost her mother. Since her mother’s death she’s dropped out of her favorite activities, including photography, which she can’t bring herself to do any more. Declan has his own past drama, and masquerades at school as a troublemaker. While serving community service at the cemetery he finds one of Juliet’s letters to her mother – and writes back. From there the book follows their correspondance and journey as they deal with their situations.

The summary above looks sort of sad, but this book is beautiful. Anyone can tell you that I don’t like to read (or watch or talk about) sad things – the last book I read was Scooby-Doo, if that’s any indication! Bridgid Kemmerer has a great way of writing about something sad in a way that you feel for the characters, but don’t feel depressed yourself. I loved the way she wove the two stories together and how the interactions in real life versus on paper occurred. There were plenty of surprises that are discovered throughout the story. (Did I mention that I read this book entirely in one sitting? It’s that good!) I’m not sure what else to say about the book except “Go read it!” It’s a work of art. 🙂

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