Summer Reading

by; Jeffrey Espinal


In the book ''Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet'' there are two kids henry and keiko who become best friends. The two have been bullied due to race but still remain close friends. They are such good friends that one night keiko gives henry her family pictures to protect before her family gets intruded and are taken. Henry and Sheldon, a local jazz musician follow keiko to Idaho. letters are exchanged between henry and keiko until the war is over. Henry then returns to Seattle. Henry arrives home one day to find a ticket to china in his name. He agrees to go on the condition that his father saves the panama hotel from being sold. The panama hotel is where the family stored all their information and pictures and belongings. Later on in their life they still keep in touch through their postal contact and they also meet each other again at Sheldon's funeral in new York.