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.
When Laurel is set an assignment to write a letter to a dead person, she chooses Kurt Cobain, who died young, just like her sister. Soon Laurel embarks on a torrent of letters to all sorts of dead people, sharing what it's like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love, and the effects on her family. But the catharsis of letter writing is interrupted by real life. A haunting debut capturing teen experiences and full of pop culture references.
Sometimes the best letters are the ones that go unanswered