I really wanted to write to you because I feel that I owe it to you to try and convey how much your series means to me. I’m now 22 years old and I’ve been reading the Alice series since I was about 11 or 12- your books have sometimes been difficult to get hold of as I live in the UK but nevertheless I have now read all of them! I just finished Now I’ll Tell You Everything and I was thrilled about how everything turned out; I’m so glad you decided to share Alice’s later life. Reading the last book was an emotional rollercoaster for me and made me reflect on so much of my own life too. I have such a clear picture of Alice’s world in my head and I love that I can always pick up one of the books and revisit it. I like to think that I see parts of myself in Alice and each of her friends, and I feel lucky that I was mostly around the same age as Alice when I read each of the books. Should I be lucky enough to have daughters of my own, I will be giving them the Alice series to read in the hope that it gives them as much joy and guidance as it has given me. I wish you nothing but the best for the future, and thank you for making Alice a part of my life.
I love that you see parts of yourself in Alice. I do too. Thank you so much for writing to me.