The Official Writing Challenge
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I liked the idea of a narration through the journal of a child. This is touching and you can't help but feel sorry for the boy, yet realize how his parents must feel too. Nice work! I loved the ending.
10/31/08
Wonderful story. I could hear the MC narrating the events.
Unique approach to the story and a crafty teacher who came up with a way to get a 12-year old boy writing :)
11/02/08
Love the little side comments to the teacher, and the voice of the boy - so realistic. This made me smile.
11/03/08
I could feel the poor lad's frustration with his overstretched parents! What a great way for the Dad to surprise him with a dream Christmas tree right at the end!
11/03/08
The title caught my eye and then the story came through. Good narrator voice and good ending, wrapped it up nicely.