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Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily is a YA contemporary by Laura Creedle. Its about:

When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued—Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.

When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

My Thoughts:

This book was so cute. I liked the concept of this book and how it was based around a poem. I also loved how well the book portrayed 2 mental health disability (ADHD & Aspergers.) I felt that it allowed me to get a real insight on how people with the disabilities feel and get through each day. I loved the main characters Abelard and lily. I liked reading the text messages and interactions between the two characters. It was so cute! What I liked mostly about the two characters was that they had a history and this was them rebonding. The ending was a real test for the two characters with one leaving and asking the other to leave. I like how supportive the parents were in their relationship and how they let them to make their own decisions even though they have mental disabilities. It shows that they are their own characters and can make their own decisions. I listened to it on audio while I felt just added to the story for me as I could really visualise the characters in my head from listening to the narrator. 

I Gave this book 4 stars. 4 star branch

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