Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Holmes, Sara Lewis. Letters from Rapunzel

Holmes, Sara Lewis. Letters from Rapunzel. HarperCollins, 2006 [978-0-06-078074-6 // 0-06-078074-6]
Cadence (who feels like Rapunzel, trapped in a tower) has a rough life trying to deal with her father’s illness and periodic treatments. This time her dad is away for a long time being treated for depression. When he was home, the father was a struggling writer and a loving father. After the father is sent away, Cadence finds part of a letter written by her father to a mysterious P.O. Box 5667. Cadence starts writing to this person, not knowing who it is. She never gets replies, but keeps writing. The 184 page book is mostly told through these letters. Cadence begins to deal with her life, but writing these letters (like a journal.) The story is slow at times but does have a satisfying ending. It is not a happy story. I think the cover and the title can be confusing and misleading. I am not sure how I feel about this book.


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