Dear Susan Cooper,
I entered this contest reading another book by another author. It was okay at first, but then it got so boring. I wanted to quit the contest! But, then I found your book, The Boggart and all my thoughts of the contest changed immediately.
Once I was half way through The Boggart, I actually was thrilled about the contest, and most importantly, thrilled about the book. I had never really stopped to think about if monsters, evil creatures or boggarts could actually have feelings. If you think of a monster, you think of a big scary beast that is evil and mean, but they can't help how they look. For example, Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series can't help how he is. His family is evil and he was just unlucky enough to be born in it. Like the boggart, playing tricks on people is just how he knows fun. It's not his fault; it's just that he is a boggart just doing what boggarts do. I hadn't thought about it until I read the book and saw that boggarts can be kind and helpful occasionally. I was so into it that I read The Boggart in three days. Now, I am almost done with the sequel, The Boggart and the Monster. It is awesome, too.
This book taught me a valuable lesson about how people (or boggarts) can't help the way they are or look. You are born a certain way. It's not your fault! You follow a certain religion; you are just used to it. Out of all of the things I learned from this book, this one is the most valuable: Don't judge a book by its cover.