By Brigid Kemmerer
Published By: Bloomsbury USA Childrens on April 4th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon – Kindle
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.
This is a charming story. I like the element of writing to someone that you don’t know and being able to just be completely honest with them.
This book follows two characters. Juliet and Declan.
Juliet was a good girl who was following her mother’s steps into photography. That is, until her mother dies in a car accident that killed her.
Declan was a boy with an abnormal childhood who does something that gives him a record. With a record, everyone just sees him as a bad boy who is going to end up just like his father.
The two meet by a letter Juliet wrote to her mother and left it on her grave. Declan finds it while cleaning up the graveyard for his community service. It all begins when he responds to the letter.
This book had a lot of emotions in it. I wouldn’t call this book a romance novel. I feel like the relationship between Juliet and Declan in this book isn’t romantic at all. Well, it isn’t until the last page.
This book felt real. All the events that took place in this book definitely feel like they could really happen. The characters were extremely likable. There wasn’t one that I didn’t like. I even liked the mean step dad.
I can’t wait to read more by Brigid!