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Luckily, he has someone he can open...
Luckily, he has someone he can open his heart to—his friend Doris, who lives in his old Bronx neighborhood. The two of them share all their feelings and concerns in frequent letters. But when Doris writes Amir that a friend has been experimenting with drugs, unpleasant memories rise to the surface of his mind.
In this long-awaited companion to The Gift-Giver and Yellow Bird and Me, Amir not only must find a way to come to terms with his family's past, but he must also determine where his true home is.
Fourteen-year-old orphan Amir, living in Syracuse, exchanges letters with his friend Doris, still living in their old Bronx neighborhood, in which they share their lives and give each other advice on friendship, family, foster care, and making decisions.
[T]he focus and strength of the book is in its quiet and gentle story that explores the nature of friendship and family. The story is well crafted, and the characters are skillfully and sympathetically drawn.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
This is a warm and gently treatment of a kid's struggle to find a family.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Hansen has written a touching story of a young boy's struggle with a painful past and a scary future. . . . Both sad and hopeful, this story dramatizes the struggle for survival, the primal pull of family, and the gift of "one true friend." Booklist, ALA
|Part 1||Amir's Story||1|
|Part 4||Friends and Family||109|
|Part 5||Lost and Found||135|
Posted August 2, 2005
Posted May 25, 2004
I really enjoy this book it was very touching book I read the book about five times I let out all of my emotions and when I do that,that means that Iloved the book I CRIED alot andI REALLY LOVED THAT BOOKWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.