“It makes me feel better to know that even soldiers get scared. I’m scared of a lot of things.”
POSTCARDS FROM PISMO is the story of Felix Maldonado, a sensitive ten-year-old living in the Central Coast region of California. What begins as a school project blossoms into a powerful friendship when Felix writes a letter to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Their pen pal correspondence grows more important than ever when Felix’s older brother, Quin, enlists in the military to raise money for college.
Told entirely through Felix’s letters, emails, and postcards to the soldier, the novel traces the boy’s growth as he grapples with bullies, the fear arising from his brother’s enlistment, and the meaning of bravery itself. Humorous, timely, and deeply moving, this unforgettable tale is not to be missed.
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Praise for Postcards!
Independent Publisher Highlighted Title, May 2012
“An uncomplicated but fervent and timely show of support.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A heartwarming story…this believable and timely tale will engross even reluctant readers…highly recommended.” — School Library Journal, June 2012
“A thoughtful novel with a heartwarming message.” — Midwest Book Review
“There is a wholesome, upbeat quality…that suggests a strong moral compass and a focus on the positive.” — Secrets & Sharing Soda
“It’s simple, easy to read, but it’s not simplistic.” — The Book Nut