Dear Janet Lee Carey,
I was seven when I first read your book, Wenny has Wings. From the story I realized how fast a life can be lost. I felt a connection with your main character, Will, because my grandma had died so suddenly while I was still in my mom's stomach. My mom told me grandma's death made her feel like she had done something wrong, like she was helpless in making grandma better. She did not realize what she had until she lost her.
As soon as Will, the main character, started sending letters to his sister, Wenny, after her death, I started to think, "What if I sent letters to a loved one, my grandma?" When I wrote my first letter to her, at age seven, it was very hard to think about the stories my mom told me about her death and what she was like. All of them made me upset because I was not involved. Once I started to write letters to her, it was hard to stop. Though I was little, I still wrote and wrote. I told her how much I wish I had met her and had spent time with her. I shared what was going on in my life.
Thanks to Will writing letters to Wenny, I moved on from the stories I heard of my grandmother and how wonderful she was. Your book personally inspired me to write the letters and it helped me a lot. I wish I kept the letters with me and maybe read them every so often, but I did not. Every now and then I think about my grandma and start to write another letter.