The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Favourite read: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout Least favourite read: The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl.
It begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person – any dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain – he died young, and so did Laurel’s sister May – so maybe he’ll understand a bit of what Laurel is going through. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people – Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart …it’s like she can’t stop…But much as Laurel might find writing the letters cathartic, she can’t keep real life out forever. The ghosts of her past won’t be contained between the lines of a page, and she will have to come to terms with growing up, the agony of losing a beloved sister, and the realisation that only you can shape your destiny.
A short synopsis:
Laurel is grieving for her sister, May, and blaming herself for her death. She writes letters to famous people that died young and were troubled whilst they were alive. In these letters she talks about her life without May and how much it hurts her to be in a world without her sister.