Dear, Mr. Lupica,
I am very intrigued in your writing. I love your books because I'm addicted to sports and I can relate to all of the ones I have read.
In my town there is one kid who is good at every sport he does. Some people might say that I'm the best, but I think he has a little more experience. We are always split up,but when we are on a team, it's like gold. In the city league his team has won the championship three years in a row, not this year. My team won the championship, and they didn't even make the championship. In our traveling tackle football league he was on my team, and we won the Super Bowl for the second time in a row
The most memorable book that I've read is Travel Team. I have a friend like Will, who just talks and talks and talks. My parents are divorced as well, and I can feel what he is going through. My dad doesn't drink, but I see him two times a week at most and every other weekend. He has to work around his schedule for me, and this made me realize that he misses me more than ever. It also told me that there's no crying in sports no matter what. A win is a win and a loss is a loss, no crying. Another book, Million-Dollar Throw, really grabbed a hold of me. It made me realize every person has troubles, and I can help them get out of their slump and change their life as well.
The first book I read, Heat started it all. I'm pretty tall for my age (when I was in nine and under baseball I was only seven) and people always are shocked, as if they just went to a haunted house, that I'm only eleven. Some of my teammates are way shorter than me and every coach says the same thing, "You're only eleven!" (And it gets pretty old)
When I started to read my first Mike Lupica book, I thought it was just about sports and winning, but I never knew how much they would change my life. Thank you for changing my life and making me realize what sports are really about. I can't wait to read your new book, Hero and to meet all of the new characters. Keep writing and good luck.