How many e-mails do you have? The average is about three per person. In The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato, Frankie and her family share one email. Due to this, Frankie discovers that her widowed father is having a relationship with a zookeeper named Ayanna Bayo, or as Frankie calls her “Ratlady”. Frankie, who has been deeply affected by the death of her mother, hatches a devious plan to remove this woman who works with the naked-mole rats from her father’s love life. What started out as a small idea eventually morphs into a massive pack of lies and phony excuses. This humorous book, told through diary entries and e-mails, teaches the momentousness of honesty, acceptance, and growing as a person.
Book read and reviewed by Courtney.