Dear Lurlene McDaniel,
Your book, Angels in Pink: Holly's Story, has inspired me and made me really think. This book has made me realize that there is no warning when tragedy strikes. Recently, our janitor and his grandson died in a terrible car accident. It's so hard for me to comprehend. The thing that bothered me most was that his grandson was in my sister's grade. He was only nine years old. Then I remembered the little boy Holly knew with leukemia. This made me remember that I am not alone and not the only one who has to go through this kind of pain.
This book made me want to cry! I can't believe the dramatic effect your book has had on me. This book has made me realize that I am very lucky be with my family. I have an idea of how some people might cope when something like this happens. Hunter is one of the strongest characters I have ever read about. He always sees the good in people and tries to make them happy. He gives me courage and makes me want to be a better person. He is never selfish and I think that's something I need to work on.
It still amazes me and brings me to tears to see how a tragedy can pull a family apart. They do mend in time, although a family is never the same. I couldn't even imagine going through life without a sibling. Reading this book made me understand what that would feel like. When I finished your book I kept thinking about what it would be like if I were in this situation. Then I realized that your book has not only taught me how to deal with death, but life in general.