English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Eoin Colfer,
My name is Matthew Connolly, I’m 15 years old and I live in South Boston, Massachusetts, USA .I
read your novel, “The Wish List” and I absolutely loved it. I loved the whole conflict of a teenager
being “to good for hell, but not being good enough for heaven...” I walk through the halls of
Catholic Memorial, my school, and see young teens to young adults who seem to be caught in the
middle in this way, just on a lower level in life.
I have also read some of your other books, such as the “Artemis Fowl” series and the
“Supernaturalist”, and found them to be as enjoyable as “The Wish List.” Through reading these
stories about teenager, I have concluded that you must know a decent amount about a teenagers life.
Which is why I would like to invite you to come to Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury
Massachusetts, to lecture and nourish my British Literature class. I know you are a former teacher
in Ireland, so talking to students in a class room is nothing to you can’t handle. Catholic Memorial
is a School that founded by the Christian Brothers, the same order of brothers who taught at your
childhood school in Wexford.
I would like to thank you for taking some time out of your day to read this letter. I can imagine
you receive letters and complaints from fans and stokers every day. But still if you are free for a
few days please Mr. Colfer come and speak to my class so we can learn first hand about British
Literature. But before you decline this offer let me warn you, I know for a fact that over thirty
other British authors, such as J. K. Rowling have been offered invitations similar to this one, and
I would think that free publicity like this would boost any authors book sales. I thank you again
for taking time to read this letter from an American fan miles away.
|In 2001, in a small there Georgia
County, Randy Thompson a firefighter was found dead in his home.
After investigators arrive and examined the crime, his girlfriend Lynn Turner was arrested an
unknown time later. Turner had a long list of respectable jobs before this such as, a 911 operator,
district attorney secretary, sheriff’s assistant, and a Judge’s aide. While Turner was in custody it
was discovered that she was wanted for the murder of her first husband, Glenn Turner, back in 1995.
After that trial, where Turner was found guilty of murder by a jury and was sentenced to life in
prison in 2004, the trial of her second victim began. The two cases were similar in two ways, one
Turner killed the victims by inserting Anti-freeze into their food/drinks, two because she wanted
the life-insurance money. Money is a very powerful thing in today’s society, so powerful that Lynn
Turner killed for it.