Title: I Will Always Write Back
Author: Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
Publication date: May 16
Recommended for: 12+
Rating: 5/5 stars
It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin’s class wrote to an unknown student in a distant place. Martin was lucky to ever receive a pen-pal letter. There were only only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends, and better people, through their long-distance exchange.
I loved this book! It shows that anyone can be friends, no matter the living conditions and how far away they may live. Since both Caitlin and Martin wrote this book themselves, it felt extremely emotional, as if I could experience their feelings while I was reading it. It is written in both Caitlin and Martin’s point of view, which helps the reader understand what each of them were thinking during a certain time period. I give this book a 5/5 stars for is amazing story and wonderful message.