30 DAY LETTER CHALLENGE: DAY 19 – SOMEONE WHO PESTERS MY MIND (GOOD OR BAD)

Dear Ms. Griffin,

Wow, what can I say about your book?  I loved it.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by ghost stories (and later, at night, I would start obsessing about them and end up scared out of my mind), and the thing I love the most about “Tighter” is that by the end of the story, you don’t really know if it is, in fact, a ghost story by the end.  I don’t want to give too much away, because I want other people to read it, but this is easily one of the best books I have read so far this year.  Even after finishing it yesterday, I am still thinking about it, which is, as you may well know, a very, very good thing.

I have never read “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James (shame on me, having an English degree and all), and I think I’m going to have to now.  You’ve piqued my curiosity.   I loved how you used supernatural elements in your book, and Jamie (the main character) treated it like it was old hat – which it was to her.  The pills she steals were a good move on your part – it gave credibility to her craziness.  She is a person coming apart at the seams, and she kept me guessing; I am still not sure what actually happened and what was in Jamie’s head.  Take Milo, for example.  Was he real or invented?  I can’t make up my mind.

Because I loved this book so much, you can bet I will be looking for and reading your other books.  I am excited now.  Despite the fact that I am way past the age of your target audience (young adults), I think you are a brilliant writer.  Your work pesters my mind…  in a good way, of course.  Makes me think, makes me wonder.  All the best stories do.

Sincerely,

Danielle

P.S.  The book cover is extremely creepy.

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