Letter Essay - Dear Mrs O’Neil The book Zach’s Lie by...

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Dear Mrs. O’Neil, The book, Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith is about a boy who is starting seventh grade named Jack Osborne. One night, men came storming into their house while they were sleeping, held them hostage, and threatened to kill them if they did not comply with their simple instructions: “Do Not Call The Police.” Later, after they left, police came, and told them that they were under house arrest, and that their father, Neil Osborne, was in custody and was being held in a federal prison in Dallas, Texas for drug trafficking. After the other Osbornes find out that Neil Osborne was arrested, they are put into the Witness Security Program, and they have to change their names. Jack Osborne is now Zach Granger. The Grangers now have to move to a small rural mining town called Elko, Nevada. Later in the book, Zach meets the custodian who has a large personality. This book is about how Zach Granger is able to cope with the sudden change, and starting school in a new place, with a few mess ups along the way. While reading the book, Zach’s Lie, both the first and second time of reading it, a quote stuck out of the book like a sore thumb. The quote read, “Aunt Doris said it was time for the Granger family to get on with their lives. If you take the ‘v’ out of lives what do you get?(page
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