Dear Wendy Mass,
Your book A Mango Shaped Space really helped me understand the meaning of love. Like Mia, also love animals. Like Mia's cat, my cat Callie loves to sleep at my feet too. When I got to the part when Mia's cat was out in the blizzard, I started to cry. I didn't though because I didn't want my classmate's to laugh at me. Now I know that I shouldn't be afraid to show your emotions. Mia had to deal with the fact that she had a problem, and had to deal with her classmates laughing at her. I had a hard time dealing with my emotions when my parents got a divorce when I was seven.
After I finished your book I began to think about all the people I love and care about. First I thought of my cat, Callie. I thought of not having a furry friend to cheer me up when I cry or Callie not being there when I drift off to sleep. I had to stop thinking about her so I wouldn't burst out crying. I love her so much.
Then I thought of my mom, my dad, my sister and my brother if they weren't here. How my dad wouldn't be here to show me how to throw softball, or my sister to be a pain but love me till the world's end. How my brother wouldn't be here so I could fix cars with him or to play guitar together. And finally my mom, no one to be here to bake with me, or to fight with me and make up and hour later, or to hug me when I needed it the most.
Then I thought of all the people that don't have a family. And how lucky I am that I have a wonderful family. No one to get them through a hard time, to buy them stuff and most of all love them. I'm so grateful that I have a family that loves and cares about me.
I never realized how much you could love someone.