Paper Planes and Other Things we Lost by Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller


I received an eARC by RedCoat PR in exchange for an honest review.

On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. But this story isn’t about the crash. Not completely.

This is a story about two high school seniors living very different lives, who share one connection: they both lost parents on that fateful flight.

Slowly, letters bridge the gap between California and Pennsylvania as Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt find a way to remember the past while looking toward the future.

This is a story about hope, paper planes, and the other things they lost.

A story about losing loved ones. A story about finding new love.

Through letters.


As if the whole plot line wasn’t perfect already, the book ended beautifully.

It had an amazing story, with some marvellous characters and beautiful writing. I have recently gotten around to writing letters and I completely understand their minds. Each letter that Brett and Ruby wrote together was like an offering of a piece their soul to each other. It was written from the heart and I loved it.

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: To all those contemporary lovers, and those who think writing letters is very uncool. You may just find the true love of your life. 

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