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.
Letters To The Lost is a very cliché high school bad boy romance book, so if you don’t like cliché bad boy romance, you might not love this book as much as I did, but it was right up my alley. Juliet Young and Declan Murphy are two teenagers that have been through… heavy things throughout the year, Juliet lost her mother, a woman she loved and looked up to and Declan went to Julie and is now doing community service at the local cemetery where Juliet’s mother is buried.
Declan is by far my favorite character, I just fell so hard for him and even though he is the “high school bad boy” I didn’t find him annoying or with a serious superiority complex like other bad boys I’ve read, he’s just trying to get through community service and leave behind everything that’s happened this past year. I was just naturally drawn to him and fell in love, what can I say?
This book isn’t going to keep you guessing too much, since the beginning your brain started developing ideas of how the story will develop itself (at least I know mine did) and maybe some of it will be accurate and some of it won’t, maybe you’ll figure it all out or maybe you have no clue of how the story will go. My brain likes to spoil itself how the book will go and it comes up with ideas and I’ll admit most of them were accurate, but I will say there was a part (what to me was the plot twist) where my brain just flipped out and went “WAIT WHAT? WHAT’S GOING ON?” And I know some people who have read this book saw it coming and they found it sort of dull, but I really didn’t, maybe I was too busy swooning over Declan, who knows? I just know that this book won’t leave your brain and heart aching as you wonder what’s going to happen next.
Letters To The Lost didn’t make me cry, I certainly laughed at some point because of something someone said or something that happened, but it’s not a funny/comedy book. To wrap everything up a little, I personally really really really loved this book and loved Declan even more, it’s a cliché bad boy story so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.