Reviewed by Jacob B. (age 9)
I think this book is special because it is written in letters. I have never read a book like that before. It made me wonder how it is to have a dad, too. I like the character Leigh, because we are alike a little bit. I think it would be fun to have a dad, and Leigh did, too. I used to write letters to my family just like Leigh. They always wrote back to me, though, and Leigh hardly ever got answers.
I don't recommend "Dear Mr. Henshaw" because it made me kind of sad. I felt sorry for Leigh. People who want to read it should be 8 or older.