Book Review of The Last Letter: A Novel by Susan Pogorzelski

“Pogorzelski’s exceptional debut shares the challenges, dreams, fleeting optimism, and difficulties of 15-year-old Amelia Lenelli at the turn of the millennium” – Publisher’s Weekly

“This book is a MUST read!” – Minnesota Lyme Association


Book Synopsis:

Write one last letter. That’s what fifteen-year-old Amelia’s psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule—a My Little Pony lunchbox she’s buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the corner shout about the end of times.

One last chance to leave her mark when the world’s been shaken to its core by a national tragedy not even the preacher sees coming.

One last story of humanity’s ability to endure, like in all those historical disasters her mother recites like fairytales.

One last reminder of her existence, when her illness has turned her into such a ghost of her former self, one more exhale is all it will take before she disappears completely.

One last letter to tell the world how she’s lived and who she’s loved and what she’s trying to survive.


Book Review from David Lloyd Novels: 5 Stars!!

This was a fantastic book for anyone who suffers from Lyme Disease or any other chronic disease. The author did a great job of describing the life of a teenage girl who suffers from fatigue, aching muscles and joints and extreme anxiety but does not know what the diagnosis is. This book is a very well written semi autobiographical account of the struggles both physical and mental that anyone with a chronic disease must suffer through.


Author Biography:

Susan Pogorzelski is the award-winning author of Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella. Her first full-length novel, The Last Letter, is a semi-autobiographical account of her experiences living with Chronic Lyme Disease. When she’s not writing her own stories of nostalgia and the magic of everyday life, she works as a consultant, editor, and creative coach at Brown Beagle Books. She lives in South-Central Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs.

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