"After spending eight months in the psych hospital for attempted suicide, Sadie still isn't sure if she's ready to confront her demons, specifically the death of her infant son."
Listen to the Spoonie Authors Podcast episode “‘Managing Mental Health, Writing, and More with Nicole Zelniker” to hear more about Letters I’ll Never Send or read Nicole’s interview in Natalie’s Little Corner of the World.
A content warning: Content in this book includes depictions or mentions of addiction, anxiety, child abuse and neglect, chronic pain, death, depression, domestic violence, grief, homophobia, illness-induced weight loss, medical trauma, OCD, racism, self-harm, serious illness, sexism, sexual assault, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and transphobia.
Advanced praise for Letters I’ll Never Send:
“A beautiful and heartfelt novel about love and loss. This book breathes with life.”
– Jamieson Wolf, best-selling author of Little Yellow Magnet
“Sadie recovers from a mental health breakdown as her lively, devoted best friend Kim dies of cancer. Sadie’s recovery forces her to leave her past behind her, including deep hurt inflicted by a self-absorbed mother, and to love the present, including her loving wife and their adopted daughter, the fleeting time she has left with Kim, and of course, Sadie’s own resilient, courageous self. Zelniker’s Letters I’ll Never Send takes an unflinching look at life’s curve balls. The novel is brave, raw, and lovely.”
– Christy Stillwell, author of The Wolf Tone
“A moving story about an adopted, queer girl coming to terms with her mental illness as her best friend battles cancer. Zelniker addresses mortality, family, friendship, and personal growth with ease. A smooth read, both for teens and adults.”
– Raki Kopernik, author of The Things You Left