Jonas WeptJonas is consumed with anger after the death of his father, a Baptist minister.Then his teacher Ms. Welch, introduces him to Michael, a pen pal from New York. Jonas learnsthat Michael's father was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael has had timefor the healing process to begin and replace those feelings of anger with hope. Therefore, heattempts to give Jonas helpful insights on how to cope. Unfortunately, Jonas is a bit reluctant toaccept the advice. So, he continues to suffer from nightmares, feelings of guilt, and bitterness.When, Jonas' mother quit her job at McHiggs Donut and Coffee Shop, Jonas' family is forced tomove to his grandparent's home in Kentucky. There, Grandpa begins to explain that there is acycle of life that everyone must go through. Jonas respects his grandpa's opinion and isoverjoyed. He finally thinks he understands EVERYTHING about life and death ... until hereceives the latest letter from Michael.