Dear Brian Selznick,
Before I read your book The Invention of Hugo Cabret , I felt rather scared of losing different relatives. Your book gave me courage to stand up for what I believe in.
While reading your book it made me think would it be so bad to lose relatives and I should have more courage for what I believe in. An example would be like whenever I go to a funeral I start to think would I never get over how that person died or would I get over it right away? Also, I think when I am in a game or a competition I shouldn't let myself down or else maybe I would have a worse chance at winning. I should always think to myself I can do it.
Now that I have read your book I most surely have more courage. Now I think if I lose a relative it's not that big of a deal. I'll be with that relative someday in heaven too.