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Lindsey's letter to Mary Pipher
By Lindsay Reyes-Rufelli
Genre: Non-fiction Level: Junior 7-9
Year: 2000 Category: Letters About Literature

Dear Mary Pipher,

After reading Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, I felt so much better about myself. I, myself, am an adolescent girl and I've already faced many new challenges and I know there are many more to come.

Last year I think I went through a stage of depression. I remember feeling useless and unwanted many times. I also remember crying myself to sleep a few times. But because of your book, I've felt so much better about myself. It made me know that I'm not the only one in the world with problems. I now know that there are many other people with problems far worse than mine.

Since Junior High started this year, I've recommended your book to a couple of friends. As a matter of fact, my friend, Sierra, is borrowing the book from me right now! She has been through way more than I have and I just hope that your book helps her as much as it helped me. It's a long road ahead and all us teenagers have got to learn to make some good choices.

Thank you.

Lindsay Reyes-Rufelli
7th Grade
Girdwood Elementary/Junior High, Girdwood
Teacher: Ms Onslow

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