In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents’ divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
- ISBN: 9780590687270
- Author: Cleary, Beverly
- Published: 1998 , Scholastic Inc
- Themes: bullying, Divorce, Household, Letter Writing, moving, Self acceptance
- Descriptors: Primary (ages 6-9), Realistic Fiction, United States
- No. of pages: 134
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I liked how Leight always wrote to his favorite author, even when the author rarely responed. I think it helped him become a better writer. I think it’s important for kids to write and through this book it shows kids that writing can make a difference.Also, I liked how in the book the boy talk about his problems. I felt when he wrote his problems down, it was like therapy for him.