Saturday, 3 June 2023

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost is honestly one of the best reads I have read in quite a while, so good in fact I read it in two days. This amazing novel is written in split point of view between a boy, Declan Murphy, and a girl, Juliet Young; both seventeen. Juliet and Declan have never once run into one another, even though they go to the same school, both of them live a grief filled life neither of them deserve. One day whilst Declan is fulfilling his community service he finds a neatly written letter left beside a new headstone, unable to stop himself he reads the letter and finds himself having a connection with this girl he has never met, so he decides to write back. One thing leads to another and Juliet and Declan find themselves writing back and forth to one another, anonymously, neither of the two have ever opened up to any one the way they do to one another. This novel brilliantly written by Brigid Kemmerer leaves you feeling a multitude of feelings and you’re not quite sure how she managed to do it. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone and everyone, I’m even going to buy it!

Isabella.  Age 15.