Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost by Mindy Hayes & Michele G. Miller
Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt were living very different lives until that fateful day, June 18, 1992, when Flight 397 crashed in the ocean off Long Island and they both lost parents. Now they share a connection that no one but the two of them understands. As they write letters back and forth, they help each other heal and focus on the future instead of all the things they lost. This is book masterfully deals with love, pain, loss, hope, and dreams. It’s a heart-warming, character-driven story about two people on opposites side of the country can connect through shared pain and experience and the power of words. The excellent writing makes the plot feel all the more real and beautiful. I absolutely recommend Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost. Go read it!