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BOOK REVIEW: “The Last Letter”

“The Last Letter” by Rebecca Yarros



If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone. 


**Please note: I usually do not do spoilers, but for this review, I have to.

My Review: I received my box over the weekend and in it was “The Last Letter” by Rebecca Yarros. I started it on Saturday afternoon and finished it the next day.

I had been in a reading slump lately, so when I started “The Last Letter” I didn’t expect me to finish it as soon, nor can I remember loving a book so much. I wasn’t even thirty pages into it, and I was bawling–like I was most of the book– and especially at the end.

Right from the start, I loved Ella and Beckett. There was something special about their connection through the letters to one another that made my heart melt. Then, once they came face-to-face, that’s when I began turning the page faster and faster. I understood why Beckett didn’t tell her who he was when he moved to Colorado, and I think maybe wouldn’t have worked out how they did.

This book dealt with two heavy topics: cancer, and the death of a twin sibling (this one nearly shook me to my core). Writing about both these things are difficult, but the author did a beautiful job in allowing me to not only feel and see what a beautiful, heartbreaking, and touching story this is.

The message this book sent me was to live in the present and be grateful for the time I’ve had with the ones I love who have died.

If there is one book you must read this year, I recommend “The Last Letter.” You will not be disappointed.

I give “The Last Letter” 5 stars!

**Note: It has been three weeks since I finished this book, yet I’m still hanging onto the story. I’m also thinking about rereading it, which is something I don’t normally do.

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