Hi, Ms. Naylor,
I just wanted to say thank you for another unbelievable addition to the Alice series. I just finished the book, and I, like earlier posters, cried at the saddest parts. A friend of mine from school was seriously injured in a football accident at the beginning of the school year, and I felt many of the same sentiments as Alice did in the story when we weren’t sure how long he would survive. Like David wrote to Alice in the end of the story, however, “astonishing things can happen to those who hope.” My friend’s family is very religious, and although my family is not as devout as them, we were all hoping for a common goal: his speedy recovery. He has made outstanding progress in the past few months. Thank you for putting my feelings into words.
I also loved the moments between Alice, Pam, Elizabeth, and Gwen. They are so supportive and accepting of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and I love to see their friendship develop and change through time.
I’m happy that the story described your own feelings. When I write, I’m so much a part of each character that I’m not sure how readers will react, but I’m glad that the responses have been so positive.
Posted on: June 4, 2009