Gilbert Middle School
Dear Betty Ren Wright,
may have been intended to be scary, but what I took away was
something extremely different. After reading this ghost story I thought twice about my choices and I was ashamed. Dollhouse Murders
pulled a blindfold
off of my eyes and let me see people
in a new way.
Your book, (I personally love the moving dolls), made me change.
Most days before I read your book I avoided special needs students at school. When I read about Amy's friends treating Louann as one of them I decided that this is what I wanted to do. Since reading your book, I think of everyone as an equal.
Now, with no blind fold, I try to say hello or give a high five to the special needs kids. One of them is in my grade. Her name is Erin, and she is very friendly. She always gives high fives back. All it took was some courage
and your book to get me to try saying hi. Your book ignited an ever growing flame of acceptance inside
Although some people
laugh and whisper
when Erin claps in
music class when she enjoys
the music we are singing
I just keep singing and put on a
smile because I know she enjoys it. I hope I can start a chain reaction like dominoes falling
in a row and get most of my friends
to accept her and wave or say hi. If one person
says hi to her it could make her day and if everyone says hi then think of what else we could accomplish.
If I wouldn't have read your book then I would still be "blind". All I want to say is thank you.