The Letters

2011 Third Place Burt Award for Ethiopian Young Adult Literature
Publisher: 
CODE-Ethiopia
Pages: 
260
Fiction
Paperback

"I know you grew up together, so you must know. Was Imma really very talkative? It's very hard to believe. She doesn't speak very much now. She's always tired. I don't see how talking makes you tired. It's not like you have to do anything but move your lips.  But I think Imma means a different kind of tired. Like when I get tired of thinking about you and missing you sometimes. That's not a lot of work but it exhausts me more than the laps our Physical Education Teacher makes us do every Wednesday morning. I just think, and think, about what you would say to me when we meet and my heart aches..."                                                                                    

The Letters is an epistolary narrative. The author has allowed the teenage girl to narrate her story through the letters she writes to her absent father. 

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"I know you grew up together, so you must know. Was Imma really very talkative? It's very hard to believe. She doesn't speak very much now. She's always tired. I don't see how talking makes you tired. It's not like you have to do anything but move your lips.  But I think Imma means a different kind of tired. Like when I get tired of thinking about you and missing you sometimes. That's not a lot of work but it exhausts me more than the laps our Physical Education Teacher makes us do every Wednesday morning. I just think, and think, about what you would say to me when we meet and my heart aches..."                                                                                    

The Letters is an epistolary narrative. The author has allowed the teenage girl to narrate her story through the letters she writes to her absent father. 

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