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.
Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost is not only an amazing love story, but a poignant story of loss and healing. Ruby’s quirkiness and her cursing polish grandmother were two of my favorite characters. The prose and story are both captivating and beautiful. I think Miller and Hayes may be my favorite writing partnership to date!
Even though this is the first book in a series, it can be read as a standalone.
“This, whatever it is, is something I want to protect. It’s the only thing that has truly made me happy in the last six months. No one is going to take it away from me.”
“This plane is the glue. The glue of a family member lost, and the glue of a new friend putting the pieces back together. That’s what you do for me, and what—I hope—I do for you, with each one of these letters.”
“It’s hard for me to imagine a life without you in it now. In whatever capacity it may be, we were meant to find one another, to know each other. “