Dear Anjali by Melissa Glenn Haber

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Twelve-year-old Meredith’s world is rocked when her best friend Anjali dies from a sudden viral infection. In letters to Anjali, Meredith puzzles through how to cope with the ongoing challenges of school and regular life—without Anjali by her side. Complicating matters is the new friendship Meredith develops with Noah, the object of a crush she and Anjali once shared. Meredith’s connection with Noah leads first to guilt as the two grow closer…and ultimately to revelations that could shatter every memory Meredith holds dear regarding her lost friend.

About Melissa Glenn Haber

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Melissa Glenn Haber has published several previous novels for children and teens, and currently teaches history in the high school she once attended herself. She lives in Boston, MA with her family.
Published July 6, 2010 by Aladdin. 288 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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poignantly, she leaves typed missives around her room for Anjali to “read” because “…it wasn’t like she left a forwarding address.” When her secret crush, Noah, joins Meredith in grieving for Anjali, a tentative bond is formed.

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Unable to make sense of her best friend Anjali's sudden death, 12-year-old Meredith finds a way to fill the void by writing Anjali letters.

Aug 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Dear Anjali

While once Meredith’s missives were written in desperate attempts to keep Anjali close, the letters shift in their contents and significance, indicating that Meredith’s need to communicate is becoming less of a coping mechanism and more of an appeal to her friend for help with life’s mysteries.

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