Title: Letters to the Lost
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Page Count: 391
Series: Letters to the Lost, Book 1
Publishing Date/Publisher: April 4, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Review: I actually really enjoyed this book. The premise reminded me of the movie You’ve Got Mail in that the two main characters connect anonymously through letters. In actual life, they are initially at odds but slowly start to fall for each other.
This type of book can be infuriating due to all the near misses of “AHA” moments between the two characters, however, I never found myself feeling that way. It takes predictably long for the characters to realize that they are writing to each other, but I nevertheless found myself really liking the story.
There are a some twists in the plot. Some I saw coming from a mile away, but others caught me by surprise. I would definitely recommend this book to young readers because it is a very sweet story that handles topics like grief, trauma, and betrayal in a sensitive and relatable way.