Sincerely, Harriet

Sincerely, Harriet

by Sarah Winifred Searle

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Overview

Harriet Flores struggles with boredom and an unrequited crush while learning to manage her chronic illness through a long, hot, 1990s summer in Chicago. She uses her imagination to cope, which sometimes gets her into trouble, as she makes up fantastical fibs and wonders if there are ghosts upstairs. One neighbor, Pearl, encourages Harriet to read and write, leading Harriet to have a breakthrough and discover the power of storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541545298
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 447,421
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sarah Winifred Searle originally hails from spooky New England but currently lives in sunny Perth, Australia. She's known for graphic memoirs and fiction inspired by history and the connections between people. When she isn't writing and drawing comics, Sarah's favorite things are planning Dungeons & Dragons adventures with her partner, rainy day cuddles with their foster cats, and naming the lizards and bugs that live in their garden. Find out more at swinsea.com.


Sarah Winifred Searle originally hails from spooky New England but currently lives in sunny Perth, Australia. She's known for graphic memoirs and fiction inspired by history and the connections between people. When she isn't writing and drawing comics, Sarah's favorite things are planning Dungeons & Dragons adventures with her partner, rainy day cuddles with their foster cats, and naming the lizards and bugs that live in their garden. Find out more at swinsea.com.

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Sincerely, Harriet 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JillJemmett 10 months ago
This story was really emotional. Nothing too dramatic happened, but some of the things that happened were really heartbreaking. Harriet has Multiple Sclerosis. It isn’t revealed until close to the end of the book, but she has symptoms throughout the story. She drops things and stumbles sometimes, so I knew something was happening with her. She becomes close friends with a neighbour whose son had polio when he was a kid. They bond over this shared history with chronic illness. One of the saddest parts of the story was when Harriet would send her friends postcards, pretending to do things in the city. She mostly stayed home, but she made it seem like she was doing lots of activities. The girls didn’t return her feelings, and told her to stop sending letters. It was so sad to see her be rejected like that. This is an important story because it has a main character with a chronic illness, which isn’t common, especially in children’s books. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
CiihSnoU 12 months ago
Harriet Flores is a sweet girl suffering from boredom as summer passes by. She also just moved to Chicago with her parents, so she knows no one, and spends her time watching movies, writing to her camp friends, and with Pearl, the sweet lady downstairs who tries to encourage her to do more. With her great and expanding imagination, she creates stories about the ghost that lives in the top floor - what do they have in there? -, the evil mailman - who barks back and glares at dogs??! -. All the while, struggling to manage her illness. Sarah wrote a great story, with nice characters and a great background! It's the first time I see Nicholas and Harriet's 'invisible disabilities' being shown in a stance like this, with colours, and nice character, in a way that teens can read and see a bit for themselves how Harriet can still live while having MS, but it still affects her life. Besides how Nicholas has his own life as well! It's a great read, easy read, emotional read. I recommend it!
LawladyCase 12 months ago
Great lessons together with a wonderful story. Harriet has moved to Chicago with her parents. She wishes she could attend summer camp and writes to a couple of the girls she met the previous year. She is bored when her parents are at work and befriends the woman downstairs. Pearl tries to get Harriet to read more to expand her burgeoning imagination. As Harriet goes through several mishaps, the reader discovers Harriet’s limitations, dreams and realities. This is my first graphic novel. If this book is any example, I have found a new genre to explore. This is a fantastic sample. The illustrations are vivid and enjoyable. The writing is complex while being informative at the same time. This is a wonderful book about disabilities, friendship, loneliness, fantasies, and trying things one thinks they don’t like. How the author packed all of these great subjects into one story is amazing. Just like the book. I received an eBook ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions or ratings of this book.