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Letters to the Lost
Letters to the Lost | Brigid Kemmerer
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
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Butterflyamore
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Let‘s talk about all of the books we read in October! You can see my wrap up video here: https://youtu.be/mqhepfd6TW0

#booktube #booksreadinoctober #octoberwrapup #octoberreads #bookreviews #readingvlog

EadieB When Laurel Mack's daughter, Ellie, disappears, Laurel's family and life falls apart. 10 years have past and Laurel has decided to move on. She meets a man who has a daughter named Poppy who reminds Laurel of Ellie which gives Laurel a lot of unanswered questions once more. This book kept me hooked from the very beginning. The story is told with 4 POV and just when you think that you have figured out what happened to Ellie, Lisa Jewell throws out 1mo
EadieB some twists and the doubts begin. It is a very emotional and heart wrenching read. This was my first Lisa Jewell book but won't be my last.

@Butterflyamore I read this in July 2018 so can't remember everything. I gave it 4 stars so I'm thinking you need to read the ending. Looks like there is a big twist here.

I need to read The Heart Shape Box after your review.

I feel the same way about Naomi Novicki. Not too interested in her books.
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EadieB I have Uprooted but after reading Spinning Silver not too excited to read it.

You also made me want to read The Better Liar, When She Returned and books by Mark Edwards.

By the way, your makeup looks so good today. You look so pretty on the video!
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EadieB Just noticed that I have these books that Mark Edwards has written with Louise Voss:
DI Patrick Lennon (with Louise Voss)
1. From the Cradle (2014)
2. The Blissfully Dead (2015)
One Shot (2016)

Very good series.
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Butterflyamore @EadieB Thank you! 1mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB I hadn‘t meant to hit post yet. Maybe I‘ll try to finish Then She Was Gone. I was over 50% into it and the supposed twists revelations I did encounter had been ones I thought were very obvious and it made it really hard for me to enjoy the book. But if there is really a jaw dropper at the end of the book, that might change my opinion. 1mo
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Thetipsyreader
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I was not prepared for how emotional this book turned out to be! The subject matter was pretty heavy and I didn‘t expect that going into a YA. It was everything that I love in good YA. The writing was great, the dialogue was well written and wasn‘t too cheesy. It‘s the kind of book that can resonate with all age groups and it has a great message of being kind and not judging others because we don‘t know what others are going through.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Butterflyamore
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Letters to the Lost was a beautiful story that required time to pause, reflect, and wipe my leaking eyes. I am looking forward to continuing with Rev‘s story, a side character in this book who gets his own tale told in More Than We Can Tell.

Full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/356339908459622?sfns=mo

Or follow me on Goodreads. Link in profile.

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elliex
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I didn‘t think I would like this very much but it was good and there were twists in it that i didn‘t expect. I love all of the character and their backgrounds, and the way that they are all linked together.

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elliex
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“You can‘t make your own path with your eyes closed”

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“If I can‘t blame fate then who else is left?”

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megnews
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This young adult novel portrayed the isolation and yearning for belonging teens experience in high school while taking on tough topics like death, suicide, substance abuse, dysfunctional families, and more. It moved along quickly and was hard to put down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

#20booksby2020

Book 227/265 8/15/19

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Yet another reminder why Brigid Kemmerer is an autoread author for me. Her characters are three dimensional, endearing, and thought provoking. Declan Murphy, who on the surface appears combative and angry, really just wants to, needs to be seen. Her adult characters are a wake up call to adults. While there are bad adults, there are also adults we can look up to and be proud.

BooknerdsLife I love the tagged book! 💙 5mo
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bookmom921
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I absolutely adored this book. It was an addicting read. It was not your normal teen romance and I think I love it more because of that.
Dont get me wrong, I am a huge romance fan.
But there is something so innocent and refreshing for two characters to fall for each other without the usual kissing/touching/close proximity stuff going on.
I highly recommend this book for your next TBR!

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This has, hands down, been my favorite book I have read this summer. It‘s raw and real and “right in the feels.” I loved it and HIGHLY recommend it. ❤️
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#summer #summerreading #summerreads #librarybooks #pick

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Juliet always writes letters to her mother. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave.
Declan isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape his demons.
When Declan reads a letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate.
#lostandlonely #jazzyjune

BookwormM Sounds intriguing 5mo
Eggs Ooo good choice! I read this 2 years ago 5mo
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If I can‘t blame fate, who else is left?

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It‘s incredibly rare when a book makes me cry, but damn this book made me feel so many emotions. This was a quick read for me, but it was great nonetheless. I will absolutely be reading the sequel that takes place in the same universe.

🚨Be aware that there are mentions of abuse, alcoholism, self-harm and suicide.

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I loved the way the book demonstrates how our view of others can hinder our associations with them. If somebody makes a mistake, does that make them an awful person forever. On the off chance that somebody is reclusive does that mean they are cold or uninterested, maybe they are just hurting inside. I enjoyed this book. Shows how we can be judgmental to others and to ourselves.

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"When everything goes to hell around you, the only way to go is forward."

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elyseh
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I absolutely loved this book!! It's such a cute story!

MandaMT I picked this up a while back and haven‘t read it yet. Glad to hear it‘s good! 5mo
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GlitterGirl
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Wow! Just wow! This is an awesome book!!! Can not remember when was the last time I finished a book in one setting, but once I started, I could not put it down!!! 😍😍😍
Also: #BaconIsMeatCandy❣and I forgot how much I love #Invictus
#ReadingWithFriends

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GlitterGirl
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Starting on our 4th #ReadingWithFriends book for 2019.

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biblioskye
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My current favorite YA contemporary! Got my hardbound copy from Big Bad Wolf Book Sale held here in Manila last Feb 22-March 4. I bought this for only PhP 230 (less than $4.5)!!!! WHAT A STEAL, right?

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“Sometimes you get to a point where it hurts too much, and you‘ll do anything to get rid of the pain. Even if it means doing something that hurts someone else.” -Declan Murphy

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Two teens find each through letters. Juliet, who has recently lost her mother in a car accident, leaves her mom a letter on headstone. When lonely, brooding Declan responds to her , a strange but comforting exchange brings two lost souls solace. What happens when they realize who they really are? Compelling romantic story.

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alisonrose
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Surprisingly potent & deep exploration of grief and what it does to us, how it can affect you in so many ways, some you don‘t like and some you don‘t even realize. I liked how the author handled the main characters‘ journeys - they both felt very believable to me and even when they behaved badly, you understood why. I was also really glad that a possible twist ended up NOT being true. Picked this up thx to Merphy Napier on YT & glad I did. 4/5 ⭐️

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It me.

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We‘re all united by grief, and somehow divided by the same thing.

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In the mood for some emotional YA contemporary... #nowreading

megnews Ooh sounds good. Stacked 10mo
alisonrose @megnews 👍🏻 it‘s really good so far! 10mo
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#adventrecommends Day 2
One of my favorite reads this year. It's mesmerizing and heartbreaking. Uniquely written. About loss, love, and the pain we hold within.
@emilyrose_x
#ya #youngadult

KirstieE I LOVED this when I read it last year! Been meaning to have a re read of it ❤️❤️ 12mo
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Chasing_Pages
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I‘ve been in a small book slump for a couple weeks so I took a trip to BAM today and bought a new book! It has good reviews so hopefully it‘s just what I need! #currentlyreading

**Update - I loved this book!! ❤️

SamanthaMarie BAM! I love our BAM :) 13mo
Chasing_Pages @SamanthaMarie ❤️me too! 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have to tell you - I‘ve been on a quest to find more of those caramel pretzel bites you put in my swap box, and my co-worker found some for me at a store in town, and now we need an intervention because we‘re both addicted to them 😂 13mo
Chasing_Pages @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😂That‘s awesome! I‘m so glad you liked them and even happier that you were able to find them. Someone had to join in the addiction. 😉 13mo
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jasreadsquiteabit
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Devoured this book in one day. Great YA read that touches on loss and how to pick up the pieces— especially the unexpected ones. Good read!

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IheartYA
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A new addition to my favorites list. WOW! This one hits hard. I empathized with the characters and their struggles. The author was able to weave the story in such a creative way. I felt my heart breaking while reading. I devoured it in 2 days, down to the last drop like a kid eating ice cream. I will definitely look into this author's other works. (Technically there's a sequel but it's a stand alone.)
A MUST READ FOR YA LOVERS!
#youngadult #ya

IheartYA @LibrarianRyan Add this one to your list ASAP! 14mo
LibrarianRyan Done. 14mo
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This book is AMAZING!

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I LOVED this book. I feel like loved isnt a strong enough word for the emotions this book made me feel. Juliet and Declan are both fighting a lose and they find each other and help each other to fight threw that lose. Before they were both falling down a rabbit hole and once they start opening up to each other, a light is at the end of the rabbit hole. Amazing story! This is the best book I have read in a while. 100 stars!!

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Jenny
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What a roller coaster of emotions! You think you‘re good and the author hits you right in the feels!

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HeatherBlue
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This book!! I have no words...just an undeniable desire to cuddle it. Unfortunately, this was a library book, and I had to give it back. No area bookstores carried it, but thankfully I could order it online. Super excited to get my own copy 💙💙💙

BooknerdsLife Oh I still have this book sitting on my tbr! Definitely numbing it up on the list 🤗 1y
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Started this beautiful book this morning and nearing the end now 😭

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(Didn‘t want my hand in it but the bookmark refused to stay in its spot😂)

I recently finished Letters To the Lost and it was amazing! I flew through it in a day and I really enjoyed it.
This is a YA Contemporary.
🌟🌟🌟🌟.💫 (4.5/5 stars)

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PictureandBook
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TLDR: two kids suffering through loss find each other accidentally.

Good:
Well-written
Strong characters
Emotionally complex

Bad:
Poetic outsider is a little cliched

This is a thoughtful look at the challenges of dealing with loss and alienation (as well as love) through the eyes of two teenagers.
#yalit #ya #contemporaryfiction #romance

Traci1 Love the cover art. 2y
PictureandBook @Traci1 me too. My friend made those kind of flowers for her wedding weekend 2y
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Cityofamber
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Finished my first #25infive book and loved it! Even though I loved Declan and the story I wish i liked Juliet more because I wasn‘t a fan of her‘s. I‘m excited to read more about Rev in the next book. 😍

Ashley_Nicoletto Great job! I'm so happy to see so many people joining! 2y
Cityofamber @Ashley_Nicoletto usually these types of readathons happen over my work weekends so I was excited when I saw one on my off weekend. 😊 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Even better!! 😘🎉🎉 2y
Andrew65 Welcome, and great to have you joining us. 😊 2y
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Heather_Allen
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Just started Letters and I‘m already hooked!! Thanks to Bloomsbury Kids for sending these to me!

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thewallflower0707
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I went on a little shopping spree this afternoon and bought myself 5 books that were all under 6€📖.
Goodbye Days - I loved The Serpent King so I have high expectations
Caraval- after all the hype? Yup I got curious
Letters to the lost-good rating at Goodreads
Long way to a small & angry planet - that title and I heard a queer character?😍
#newbooks #kindle #shopping #youngadult #wednesday

TheKidUpstairs Loved Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet! And yes, there is a queer character (I won't say more for fear of spoilers). Great haul, and happy reading! 2y
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NerdNarration
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I was hooked from that vivid opening line! Kemmerer's writing style and crafty word play really elevated this YA contemporary and I'll definitely be picking up her next novel!

Has anyone else read this emotional tale??

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#newyearreads #Letters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @bookloo
Love this cover this one is on my TBR list.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This sounds good!!!! Stacked!! 2y
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ReadtoWrite
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This book was beyond expectations. I lost my mother a year ago and I am still working through my grief, some days harder than other, and I thought this book might push me over the edge. I was hesitant, but I‘m so glad I pushed through the first few chapters. Yes, it was about grief but it was above moving through. So great. Loved the relationship between the main characters. Highly recommend!

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Simply beautiful

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Eggs
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"There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away, when the glow of early thought declines in feeling's dull decay."

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