5 Reasons To Read LETTERS TO THE LOST by Brigid Kemmerer

Today I'm sharing 5 reasons why you should read (and re-read and re-read and re-read) the amazing YA contemporary that is Letters to the Lost. I first read this book a year ago, and it completely blew me away. I gave it 5 stars without hesitation. It's one of the best books I've ever read, and I'm also so excited for More Than We Can Tell, Kemmerer's latest novel that follows the story of one of the secondary characters form LTTL.

Here's why you should read Letters to the Lost.

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My Review


Kemmerer's writing is flawless. There's no purple prose, the scenes are so vivid, her sentences are razor-sharp and expertly structured, and there some gorgeous quotes as well. For example:

- "One day isn't your whole life. A day is just a day." 

- "We're all united by grief. And somehow divided by the same thing."

The profoundness just creeps up on you, ya know? And it packs a serious punch.

Plot Twists!

Trust me. This book will have you gaping in shock. It rises so far above the average contemporary and gives you the shocks and gasps of a thriller. Because you're so emotionally invested in the characters and their situations, these twists will strike HARD. Prepare yourself for that killer ending.


We have excellent female friendship (Juliet and Rowan). We have an epic bromance (Declan and Rev). And although Declan and Juliet do fall in love, the emphasis is on their friendship - how they find solace and support in one another, and how they help each other heal. It's stunning. 

Juliet and Declan

Wow. Wow wow wow. Juliet and Declan are two of the most dynamic, flawed, relatable, realistic, and superbly drawn characters in YA. They're so three-dimensional and so well rounded, with hobbies and families and interests and regrets and fears and desires and dreams. You cry for them, you ache for them, you rejoice with them. They're an amazing hero and heroine.


OH the feels. You'll cry, you'll laugh, your heart will be twisted up in knots by the end of the story. Kemmerer makes you feel everything, and it's so powerful and profound.

Prepare to have your heart broken. And prepare to have it healed. 

If you haven't read Letters to the Lost, get yourself a copy now. I'm not kidding. Have I convinced you you need it in your life? 

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