Sep 14, 12
Read from September 04 to 13, 2012
It's February. The school year is finally coming to an end. Most students will be in junior high at this time. But maybe not Abby Carson. Her lack of effort in the classrooms is causing her to perhaps flunk the sixth grade. When she hears that she could repeat sixth grade, she will do anything she can to pass, including a extra credit project. She has to write to another school around the world. Abby picks a school because of one particular characteristic: the Hindu Kush Mountains. There a boy named Sadeed Bayat must help his sister respond to Abby's letter(it isn't appropriate for a boy to respond in their village). But little do they know, this contact with America can cause serious problems.
This book shows determination from Abby and consideration from Sadeed. Abby was determined to pass the sixth grade and go on to junior high school. She meets the requirement of getting B's or better on all of her tests and quizzes, turns in all of her homework, and completes the pen-pal project. Sadeed was considering the fact that his village should be represented by their best student. His sister isn't as good as he is at writing in English, so he writes the letter himself but lets her decide what she wants to go in it. Although Sadeed must obey his orders, he is fed up about the credit that Amira is getting. He then sends his own letter to Abby, secretly of course, and explains the whole situation to her. Sadeed wanted his village to be represented by the best student- him.