English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear, Sebastian Barry
I go to Catholic Memorial in Boston Massachusetts. It is a pretty small school, of all boys from
grades seven threw twelve. I am in my sophomore year and, I play three sports here, football, hockey
and also lacrosse. So far my four years at this school have been pretty fun. I plan on attending
Catholic Memorial, for the rest of my high school career.
After I had done some re-search on some of your work I came across your latest novel “A Long Long
Way,” and just by the name of your title alone caught my eye, because from the second I read the
title of the book I felt as though it would be about war and it turned out that I was right.
Although it is very unfortunate that my class and I will not be able to read any of your work this
year in school, however I will try to read that book over my breaks. Including my summer vacation.
When I was reading a summary of your book I noticed a quote that I like “We shall fight to the end,
even if the end may hurt.”
I have also done a little bit of re-search about tour life, and I pilled up some in formation that
was very insightful to me. I noticed that you are from my favorite part of Ireland. I had previously
known that you where from Ireland, but when I knew that you where from Dublin that’s when I knew you
where a winner. The reason I love Dublin so much is because all four of my grandparents are from
Dublin. So that means I have a lot of relatives over their. Which means that I visit there very
often. So it is possible that we may bump el bows on church street near my Uncles pub. Well the main
reason for this letter my class mates and I where wondering if you could make Catholic Memorial a
visit, and insight us with your great knowledge of writing poems, and also short stories. I would
like you to think about this invitation, and please right back with a response.
Sincerely, Joseph Kane
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