P.S. Longer Letter Later
Dear Elizabeth, zikes, zounds, zazooks! Things sure do sound crazy at your house! This is one of the captivating leads of P.S. Longer Letter Later, by Paula A. Danziger and Ann M. Martian.
P.S. Longer Letter Later, (as well as being the title) is one of the closings to the letters written by Elizabeth and her friend Tara*Starr, when they are forced to continue their friendship through "snail mail".
Elizabeth is the perfect child, a parents "dream". She wears nice skirts and sweaters, keeps her room neat, and always does her work. On the other hand, Tara*Starr is different, but still has her head on "earth". Tara tries to stand out with her high top shoes and the pink streak in her hair. Tara has many conflicts with boys, family, and sometimes even with Elizabeth.
When Tara*Starr's "charents" (CHildlike paRENTS) whisk her away to Ohio, Tara and Elizabeth only have letters, their friendship's soul survival.
A life lesson that I learned is that whatever goes on, whatever happens, you can pull through and survive. Many examples in the novel show you that.
Speaking of examples, when Elizabeth's life takes a turn for the worst, she really needs Tara's support through letters. A few things that Elizabeth goes through are, her father losing his job, and her parents divorcing. These things break her heart. On top of that, Tara's life is finally coming together. (It usually is in shambles.)
P.S. Longer Letter Later mostly takes place through letters. It really shows what kind of problems teenage girls go through today.
Overall, P.S. Longer Letter Later keeps you wanting to turn the page. I would recommend this novel to girls, sixth grade and over who like great novels that leave you guessing what will happen in the sequel Snail Mail, No More. Will the girls friendship end? To find out, you'll have to pick up a copy of P.S. Longer Letter Later. A "Longer Letter Later" is on the way.