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P.S. I Miss You: 08/26/19
P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy is an epistolary middle grade novel. Evie is writing to her sixteen year old sister who has been sent away because she got pregnant. The family is strictly Catholic. Since she's writing traditional letters it reads like historical fiction but I don't recall a time period being overtly stated.
Through the letters to Cilla we learn about three things: the family dynamic, the circumstances of Cilla's pregnancy, and about Evie's realization that she has a crush on the new girl at school, June.
With these letters being primarily, overwhelmingly from Evie's point of view nearly no feedback from any of the other characters in the book, the narrative quickly becomes a monolog — and a monotonous one. There's a ton going on in this book but it's buried in this letter writing gimmick.