Q: I would just like you to know that I got my hands on an editor's copy of Give up the Ghost a month before it was released, and that ever since then it has always been one of my favorites. When I first read it, I was a 5th grader and didn't quite get it, but now as a 7th grader I truly understand the genius of the plot, the beauty of your writing, and the influence this one book has had over my life; to give people chances, to start fresh, and to know I'm not the onlyone whose back was turned on.
Thank you so much for this note! It makes me more pleased than I can fully express to know that GIVE UP THE GHOST has meant that much to you. I believe very strongly that it’s important not to give up and to keep trying to connect with people even when we’ve been hurt, and I’m glad that came across in the story.