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Dear Friend,

Dear Friend,

When is the last time that you wrote someone a letter? With a smooth pen. Rough, slightly off-white paper. It seems like something that people do less and less these days especially with e-mail and texting, but it is good to know that these books are keeping the lost art alive.


Last December by Matt Bean

Written in the form of a suicide note from a teen-aged boy to his unborn sister, tells the story of how a ninth-grader comes to accept his less than ideal life after witnessing the struggles of a friend with serious depression.




Love, Aubrey Suzanne LaFleur

While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.




Voss: How I came to America and am hero, mostly by David Ives

Through a series of letters home, fifteen-year-old Vospop “Voss” Vsklzwczdztwczky shares his experiences as he is smuggled out of Slobovia in a crate of black-market cheese puffs, tries to find a job in an American city, and foils a sinister plot.


Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones

High school freshman Lily pours her heart out in letters to her hero, dead movie star John Wayne, in which she tells him about the death of her beloved stepfather, her mother’s abusive boyfriends, her fears that her father is gay, getting the lead in the high school play, and her burgeoning romance with a classmate who reminds her of Mr. Wayne.


The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket

Presents a collection of correspondence between the elusive Lemony Snicket and the mysterious Beatrice.

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