More Than We Can Tell Hardcover – 6 March 2018
"Has the sweetness of the usual sensitive- boy-meets-headstrong-girl love story touched by the drama of current events." - BCCB
"An absorbing, emotional roller coaster of a read. Readers looking for a different sort of coming-of-age story or teen protagonists grappling with complex situations will fall in love with this romance-tinged novel." - Starred review, Booklist
"A must-have for any YA collection. Give to teens who enjoyed A Boy Called It by Dave Pelzer or The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky." - Starred Review, School Library Journal
"Masterfully shows (not tells) what suffering looks like . . . Kemmerer seamlessly weaves wisdom into the story." - VOYA
"Family dysfunction, anxiety, and PTSD from long-term abuse are all believably conveyed. . . A timely, suspenseful, well-written page-turner with compelling main characters." - Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will find it easy to fall into Rev and Emma’s lives as romance hovers between them and they confront the violence of their past and present." - Publishers Weekly
"The characters are well developed and . . . anticipation and curiosity build throughout." - School Library Connection
"This book is going to fly off the shelves to all teens, but it will hold special interest for those looking for a tear-jerking romance and serious readers of realistic fiction." - VOYA on LETTERS TO THE LOST
"A great concept, delivered in a compulsively readable package . . . romance readers will stay up late to finish this very satisfying and heartfelt read." - Booklist on LETTERS TO THE LOST
"Explores the ideas of carving identity out of pain and the way perception colors expectations." - BCCB on LETTERS TO THE LOST
"Readers will find themselves rooting for the real Declan to win Juliet’s heart the same way his online persona did. Consider this tale of modern star-crossed love as a first purchase for YA collections." - School Library Journal on LETTERS TO THE LOST
About the Author
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series, which includes A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, and A Vow So Bold and Deadly. She has also written the contemporary young adult romances Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost, as well as paranormal young adult stories, including the Elemental series and Thicker Than Water. A full-time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her family.
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- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens (6 March 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1681190141
- ISBN-13 : 978-1681190143
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Item Weight : 538 g
- Dimensions : 14.58 x 3.43 x 21.26 cm
Best Sellers Rank:
#1,252,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #21,983 in Children's Family, Personal & Social Issues (Books)
- #78,090 in Contemporary Romance (Books)
- #112,630 in Children's Literature & Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from India
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It is hard to solve or go through with your own problems without making mistakes but it is harder to understand what others around you are going through without com
pletely breaking down and making the wrong choices.
This story not only highlights what every teen faces such as trust issues, stress, depression, bullying and first love.
This book is one that helps people see life in a different perspective and helps them to go through with some of the challanges one might be facing.
It is an amazing read.
Top reviews from other countries
This story was in my opinion slightly less well constructed than the first installment, especially Emma's relationship with her parents, but still has what I loved most about "Letters to the lost": the feelings and thoughts of the characters are described in a way that makes the connection easily; with very accurate words but not exaggerations. It's very empathic. I also love the friendships in this book, including the way Texas the dog make friends with everybody... it's heartwarming. Another important note, I personally appreciate a book that can discuss very heavy and difficult subject without becoming too graphic or violent.
Rev Fletcher, one of the most heartbreaking characters I have ever read. The depth of his character was wonderful to read, he leapt off the page and into my heart. His story was gut wrenchingly sad, and unfortunately so believable. I had no idea this was a second book, so I hadn't met Rev before, and I think thats what made the story all the more enjoyable. His friendship with Declan was precious, and by far the highlight of the book for me. Declan was so kind and thoughtful, even when faced with his own crap. I loved the two of them together.
Emma is the reason why I couldn't give this a full 5 stars. She was quite hard to click with because her selfish problems were just so insignificant in the grand scheme of things, and she was acting as though a few horrible, rude comments online from a stranger was on par with horrendous child abuse... That being said, I did eventually start to enjoy her own story arc, (view spoiler)
I loved the addition of Matt, Rev's foster brother, and the relationship that developed slowly between the two boys, was wonderful to read. I can't recommend this one enough, it was such a good mix of heartbreaking and warming! I now need to bump book one up my TBR!!
As someone who has dealt with being “bullied” online and got send hateful and disgusting messages I deeply connected with Emma and her story! It was absolutely captivating and stunning and I am madly in love with the way Brigid writes her stories! I would highly recommend this book to everyone who loves YA-novels or just great books with great plots in general! This gets 5 Starts (I would give it more if I could!). Can’t wait for more of her work!