The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of his book – all opinions are my own.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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.


I. Loved. This. Book. It’s a book about being the “misfit”, and the process of finding and accepting yourself regardless of what everyone else around you is trying to tell you to do. And Lily and Abelard were exactly the characters this story needed. They were awkward and they struggled, but I fell so hard for them. They both pushed themselves beyond their comfort zones, and fought for themselves and each other in their own ways. I should have so much more to say about this book because I loved it so much, but I’m finding myself babbling and fangirling instead. So I’ll simply say read this book.

Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Purchase links: Barnes & Noble IndieBoundAmazon

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Book stats: Hardcover, 352 pages, Houghton Mifflin, December 26, 2017

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