Synopsis: ‘The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city in Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.
It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of--so she chose it.
Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.
That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through letters. Their story will inspire readers to look beyond their own lives and wonder about the world at large and their place in it.’
This was a great read. I was intrigued from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. I loved reading about Martin’s childhood and learning about his living conditions in Zimbabwe. It certainly makes the reader grateful and thankful for their own lives. My childhood and that of my own children were definitely blessed.
It is amazing what $20 (US) will buy in some impoverished countries. I can see now where my money goes with World Vision and other like minded charities. Both Caitlin and Martin are inspiring people and in this day and age we need more people just like them.
Read this book and discover for yourself how lucky we are to live in this country.
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