I’m Madeline Hickman. My mom contacted you and got your book for me for Christmas. I read it in two days. It was very good! I think it’s pretty interesting about how I came upon your book. Last year, my freshman year, our English class was in the library where we were supposed to be working on a project, but everyone was the computers and “Googleing” their own name. Well, this came up like 800 times, and I was a little confused and my class thought it was pretty funny because the little description that you get said, “Fifteen-year-old self-help book junkie Madeline Hickman feels she has a pretty messed up life. She attributes it all to sex and booze.” It’s funny some of the things me and the other Madeline have in common. I’ve had the same best friend since kindergarten, she’s a girl, but she is Jewish. My sister is getting married next December, but she’s not an alcoholic. I’m also fifteen. But, I don’t let anyone call me Maddie except my Uncle, who’s been saying that since I was born. I hate Algebra 2 more than anything. That was only mentioned in there once, but right when I saw it, I showed my mom and was like, “Oh, yeah.” My mom and dad are together like Madeline’s, but all my sisters (I have two) are from the same parents. I’m also super-tall and lanky, but I’m 5’10, and I have go-go gadget legs. I really enjoyed your book though. Is the sequel out yet? Thank you for writing such a good book. I must say, it was interesting going through the book and seeing my name all over it. Hope to hear from you soon!
(The Real Life) Madeline Hickman