Here’s a letter I received from a student at the Access Youth Academy in San Diego.
My name is Daisy Gomez and I am a part of Access Youth Academy/Surf City Squash. Renato let me borrow the book you wrote and I really loved it. He told me to try to e-mail you on what I felt about your book. There is not much to say…I just really LOVED your book. Reading your book, I completely forgot that magicians do not exist because of the way the character, Toby was described. The plot was so interesting, I could not put the book down. I read it cover to cover and loved every single page of it. The ending was…not expected. I was both shocked and sad that the book had to end that way. It was really nice how at the end Mel compares Toby to her brother. It was a treat to read your book and I hope that soon there will be another one coming out.