Letters My Mother Never Read is a heartbreaking must-read for everyone, but invaluable to adolescents. In a difficult age range like adolescence, students are pulled by personal drives, peers, family and personal awareness-empathy can sometimes experience a difficult time entering a teen’s world until late teens or early 20’s. Letters is a personal narrative from female author Jerri Diane Sueck describing her upbringing after her and her siblings lose their mother at a very young age. The emotions her experiences are sure to arise out of every reader are those only people who have gone through it will receive. After reading this narrative all readers will come out a different person through a higher level of empathy, connection to humanity and appreciation for what and who they have in their life. Sueck’s honest description will have the reader feeling we have made a new friend.