Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Letters to God by Patrick Doughtie

What a fantastic book!

      The book i read was Letters to God by Patrick Doughtie and the genre of the book is Non-Fiction. The book was about a little boy named Tyler, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of three and before he got cancer his dad was killed in a car accident on his way back from work. Before Tyler's dad died, Tyler saw his dad write letters to God, so he started to write letters. Since Tyler has cancer he has to get so many shots to be okay, so he gets a lot of attention and his older brother Ben feels left out. Finally Tyler gets to go back to school to be with all his friends and soon he would meet a new friend, because the regular mail man is going on vacation; so a man who was  fired, because he gets drunk, got the job back for awhile. The first mail man kept the letters that Tyler wrote and told the new guy about it and the new guy had no idea what to do with them. The new mail man and Tyler get along well and Tyler coach calls for him to play soccer and since his cancer is clearing up his mom says yes when they both beg. Then it happens at the game, what do you think will happen at the end?
       I loved this book, because it was very detailed and each chapter left you hanging, so it made you want to read more and more. I think anyone who likes sad, but also happy endings would love this book. 

 Amanda P. 7th grader