I loved this book so much.
This book only contains letters to famous dead persons. However, it wasn't boring at all, it was more like a story told using letters. It is a coming-of-age novel and I found it to be very well written. It didn't make me cry, but then again: I almost never cry so that's okay.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for fantasy and sci-fi stories but this story actually taught me stuff and made me care about the main character more than any science fiction ever could. There are loads of great quotes and if I grow up to be half the girl she is, I'll be happy.