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More Than We Can Tell

(Letters to the Lost #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  13,704 ratings  ·  2,363 reviews
From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a heart-wrenching story of two teens with big secrets and a love that could set them free.

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

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Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Bloomsbury Children's
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Brigid They're very present!! I would say that Declan and Juliet are as present in this book as Rev was present in LETTERS TO THE LOST. …moreThey're very present!! I would say that Declan and Juliet are as present in this book as Rev was present in LETTERS TO THE LOST. (less)
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Reread!! I loved it even more!


I WANT MORE!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Add this to your TBR, nerds. You can thank me later.

As for the review, let me start off by mentioning some trigger warnings. This book speaks quite heavily on psychical and psychological abuse.

And that my review will do no justice to express what I feel towards this book, since words can be inadequate. Or my talent in conveying my emotions into words just lacks.

I honestly appreciated every single page, every single
Charlotte May
4 ⭐️

Ok, so I didn’t love this as much as Letters to the Lost but it was still as great read!

We met Rev in the first book, he is Declan’s best friend and he has a tough history he is dealing with. When he receives contact from his biological father Rev panics - suddenly he is the 7 year old boy terrified of his father all over again.

Emma is a gamer, she spends all her time working on a game she created - she wants to be just like her dad when she’s older. But when she starts getting harassed onl
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘letters to the lost’ was one of my favourite books of 2017, so you can imagine how hyped i was for this. and i had no doubt it would meet my expectations and more. kemmerer has such a unique way of bringing characters to life. although they do tend to have tragic and emotional backgrounds, it just makes reading about their growth all the more relatable and realistic. i really enjoyed this and im keeping my fingers crossed that there will be a book #3!

4.5 stars
Tan Markovic
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5/5 stars.

Oh, my heart aches...

I picked up Letters to the Lost on a whim earlier this year and ended up falling in love with the story and all of the characters - it genuinely took me by surprise. One of my favourite characters, and I'm sure most people who have read Letters would agree, had to be Rev. His story was touched upon in Letters and I was so excited when I saw More Than We Can Tell was available on Netgalley and I was given a cop f
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
This effing book!! I love Rev so much!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Drcong O '

sorry can't see anything through these tears, goodbye and goodnight, I'll just lie down here and cry until I die.

Buddy read with the first cycle
Jul 16, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I updated the summary/description to make it clear that while this book exists in the same universe as Letters to the Lost, it's a standalone title. You do not need to read Letters to the Lost to understand anything in this book. Letters was Declan and Juliet's story, and MTWCT is Rev and Emma's story. :-) ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

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“We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.”

Gosh, I adored this book. The hero, Rev, is such a wonderful and endearing character. It’s emotional, sweet, and sucked me in from the start.

Emma Blue is a high schooler, a gamer, and a creator. In fact, she created the game that she’s currently playing. She’s going through a tough time right now with her parents fighting all the time, and sometimes she just has to get away. When she takes
destiny ♡ howling libraries
#1 Letters to the Lost ★★★★★
#2 More Than We Can Tell ★★★☆☆

After the absolute delight that was Letters to the Lost – and, even more, considering how much I adored Rev’s character in that book – I thought there was no way this book could be anything less than a home run for me. Unfortunately, I think I may have overestimated this one. I tried to write a standard review of this book, but honestly, there’s just not that much to say about it, so instead, I’ll give you a list of what I liked, and what
♛ may

my only outstanding personality trait is my love rev fletcher

4.5 stars!!


the first book was literally my everything so IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE FT. MY BABY REV

Buddy read with meme monster
Feb 18, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-reads, romance
I would die for Rev Fletcher.
✨ A ✨
“We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.”

Second Read

Even better than before. This book, these characters mean so much to me.

I can't even deal with how much I want to hug these precious babies close and not let them go.

I am unable to adequately express my love for this book so once again this is not really a review. Sorry not sorry.

First Read 2018

This book slayed. I was right. It was just as good as Letters to the Lost. Maybe even better (k
Patricia Bejarano
Pensaba que Letters to the lost era INSUPERABLE y es que esta segunda parte me iba a gustar algo menos, pero es que NADA QUE VER. Este libro ha superado mis expectativas y se mete de lleno en uno de mis libros favoritos de la vida.
Aquí los protagonistas no son los mismos que en el anterior libro, pero Declan y Juliet siguen saliendo en la historia y hay momentos con mucha importancia que ayudan a cerrar del todo tramas del primer libro. Con esto quiero decir que para mí es necesario leerlos en o
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

More Than We Can Tell was an emotional book that was the perfect mixture of heart-wrenching and oh so sweet. So I definitely wasn't surprised that I had tears in my eyes, when I was only a few chapters into this story. It was a testament to how easily these characters captured my heart. And while this can be read as a standalone, I recommend picking up Letters to the Lost too. That story first introduced us to Rev, and it was one of my favorite books from last year.

I t
Heavy sigh.

This is actually really difficult to rate and review. I’ll have to divide my review into The Good vs. The Bad.

Let’s start with what I liked.

The Good:

This really was a good book. I’m a fan of Kemmerer’s writing, she’s a great storyteller who manages to grab your attention and won’t let it go throughout the story. I loved her Elemental series and I really liked the preceeding novel to this one, Letters to the Lost. Thing is, I’m mostly reading contemporary YA for the swoony, cutesy rom
˗ˏˋ lia ˎˊ˗
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 05-read-in-2019
“we all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back.”

i loved this so much more than letters to the lost and i couldn’t be happier about it since that already was one of my favorite reads of last year. brigid kemmerer has a magical way with words that makes you feel like you’ve been transported into this fictional world and are one with the characters pretty much.

additionally, i suggest going into this book barely knowing anything because i feel like any informati
R.F. Gammon
EDIT: Taking this down to 2 stars because I really can't justify three xD

*cries* This started out so good, too!

I'm sick of something, and it is this:


Rev's dad was a horrible person, it's true. Men like him exist. Many, many people out there have been hurt by the church. I'VE been hurt by the church. And yet, I've pushed through. I know many, many people who have pushed through.

I'm so frustrated by th
I picked up this book not knowing it was a companion novel to Letters to the Lost. Although I would have liked to read that first, I started reading More Than We Can Tell and I absolutely loved it.

You can read this book without reading Letters to the Lost.

There were so many things in this book that I don't often read about. I thought it was very realistic. I enjoyed every single page and the more I read the more I loved it!

Now I do need to read Letter to the Lost.
Thank you Netgalley for providing me an arc in exchange for an honest review

Trigger Warning: Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Violence

4 Stars!

When I first read Letters to the Lost, I loved the characters in that book, Rev was 100000% included, in fact he was probably my favourite, and this time around we got Revs story and my heart is bursting with love for him. I knew this book was going to be slightly darker, but it had to be as we only knew bits and pieces of Revs story.

It starts off with Emma who is a g
⭐️4 stars⭐️

We all have free will, Rev. If it's a test for you, it's a test for me, for Mom, and even a test for your father. You could look at all of life as a test. No one lives in a vacuum. Our actions have an impact on everyone around us. Sometimes without us even realizing it.

A test implies that you alone are being challenged. But that's impossible when you're surrounded by others whose actions affect your decisions.

If there's any test here, it's one you've created for yourself.

Apart fr
Okay but I liked it more than Letters To The Lost...?
I was actually dreading reading this because I loved LTTL so much and was scared that the second part might not be just as good but damnnnnn.
I just finished this book and it's (unexpectedly) hard to process what just happened. There were some parts that had me all happy and giddy but at the same time all emotional and shit. I mean I know I loved Juliet and Declan but Rev and Emma? Wow, just wow.

Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really good. Managed to get deeper than your usual ya contemporary trying to discuss issues. Highly recommend.
alana ♡
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary

I will legitimately do anything to make this poor tortured man smile.

Get your survival kits ready because you're going to need them.
(Make sure they include a ton of tissues)

You can find my full review HERE


Here's a list of things you can expect:

-a lump in your throat 90% of this book from withholding SO MANY tears
-gamer girls, YES PLS
-strong male friendships are the new black
-Rev's entire backstory which basically ruined my life
-an annoying yet
Susan's Reviews
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

HOODIES: a fashion statement - or, in this case, something to cover your scars?

Kemmerer is now officially one of my favourite authors. She writes with enormous emotional sensitivity - something that I prefer in anything I read. It was nice to see Declan and Juliet again (from Letters to the Lost - the first book in this series), but Rev is such a darned adorable character: his internal struggles and his father's attempts to mess with his mind and regain control of him kept me riveted. Emily, the
This was just as good as the first book, but for entirely different reasons. Review to come soon.

Content/ Trigger Warnings- Cyber-Bullying & Online Harassment, Stalking, Violence, Sexism, Abuse (of all kinds, on page in detail and incidents recounted) Divorce, Distant Parents & Child Neglect, Self-harm, Jail & Getting Arrested, Miscarriage (discussed and incidents recounted), Scars, PTSD
Karima chermiti
1)Letters to the Lost: 3 stars

Full review posted

We all push sometimes, just to make sure someone is on the other side, pushing back

It’s rare that I feel the same feelings about two books in the same series, Usually I love one more that the other or I’m impressed by one slightly more but with this duology, I feel the about the second book the same way I felt about the first one. Which means that I like the way this book explores a lot of important issues but at the same time I’m not
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars!

Last year Letters to the Lost was one of my top ten reads so it was pretty much a no brainer that More Than We Can Tell would be high on my priority list of must read books for 2018.

Throw in that this is Rev's story and yeah, I wasn't missing out on this for the world.

Kemmerer has done as amazing job of sliding right into the YA Contemporary genre. Not only was this just as beautiful, just as emotional as it's predecessor but I think it even went a step further.

The feels people, they
Oct 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am between 3 and 4 stars on this book. Miss Kemmerer is my go to author for YA/NA romance. I love her other books so far. In More Than We Can Tell, her signature style is there. This time tackling religion.

And because of the religion theme, I like this book less. I do not have querell with religion theme. But this time is not really working for me. I also have time connecting with Rev. He is rude and spoil in my opinion. Miss Kemmerer tries her best to potray him as a broken hero.

Overall, I s
Zain Otoom
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters are so wonderfully flawed and human.
I loved this book.
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Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she ...more

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