I recently read Stolen: A Letter to My Captor, a 300 paged young adult thriller by camel-loving, South Africa-traveler, Lucy Christopher. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor was published on May 4, 2009 and has since then has been awarded with the title of Printz Honor Book along with being translated into French, Dutch, … Continue reading Sophia’s Letter-Essay #7 – Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
I recently read the novel Wintergirls, a haunting 278 paged novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, Laurie Halse Anderson who likes to watch the snowfall as she writes. Wintergirls, Anderson’s 16th novel was published on March 19, 2009 and although it has not gained the recognition that some of Anderson’s other novels … Continue reading Sophia’s Letter-Essay #5: Wintergirls
Things don’t always play out the way you plan them to. It doesn’t matter how many lists you make or journals you fill with your version of “perfection”. Reality just doesn’t match up. I remember that day in vivid detail; the midday july heat beating down on my neck and the trees, cloaked with … Continue reading How to Heal Heartbreak
I recently decided to re-read The Selection, a 327 paged dystopian romance by boy band-loving, people who fail to use turn signals-hating mother of two Kiera Cass. Yes, that is what she wrote in her bio. The Selection was published on April 24, 2012 and since then has been awarded the title of … Continue reading Sophia’s Letter-Essay #3: The Selection
I’m from mismatched kitchen table chairs and hardwood floors spotted with plastic toys where a boy with sunlight colored hair and an everlasting smile greets me. I’m from late night jam sessions on the old acoustic guitar where we belt out off pitched lyrics to the crickets and dance beneath the New England stars. I’m … Continue reading Sophia, Where Are You From?