This is a teen book, it is a quick read. I read through this story and just didn't get it. It is about Caleb who has been homebound and home schooled for many years. He is scared to go outside until he starts to receive notes from the author Emily Dickinson. Then you have Iris the girl next door that wants to know about Caleb and do a documentary on his life. They become friends and obsessed with the run down house across the street. Iris and Caleb, become friends with Mr. Rowe who then works with all of them to clean up the mysterious house.
I just didn't understand this book, I didn't get why the reviews said it was a touching story and it would make you cry...... I was not touched by this story at all, I even read the ending twice to see what I was missing. I thought this was a Christian book, it has no reference to GOD or faith in any of this book. I was disappointed because the reviews had me thinking it was going to be a great touching story. I wouldn't recommend this book as it is not my type of story and I really didn't enjoy it. I was glad it was a short book and I only wasted an afternoon of my time. I kept reading through because I thought the ending was going to be some great meaning.... Sorry, didn't happen for me.
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