A lot of books are set up in a traditional novel style, but others use letters and notes to tell the story instead. This can be a really fun way to read and get to know the characters. It may even spur an interest in writing some letters yourself! I’m sure a friend would love to read the story of your days in a letter just for them!
A fabulous example of this letter style (also called epistolary novels) is the book series 43 Old Cemetery Road by Kate Klise. It is told in letters, messages, and notes exchanged between a little boy, the ghost who haunts his house, and the very grumpy writer who moved in. They seem an unlikely trio, but are really kindred spirits who form a unique and wonderful relationship - all built around their beautiful, fun, sometimes grumpy, and often witty, letters! There is also lots of fun word play, and a big dose of mystery, in each novel. It’ll keep you guessing, and laughing, right to the end! For a sneak peek check out this fan made book trailer.
For more letter style books try one of these:
- The Last Castaways by Harry Horse
- Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato
- Letters to Leo by Amy Hest
- The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain! by Tom Angleberger
- The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins by Lesley Blume
- Dear Max by Sally Grindley
- Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise
- Secret Letters from 0 to 10 by Susie Morgenstern