The Birthday Room Author:Kevin Henkes "Two of the things Benjamin Hunter received for his twelfth birthday took him completely by surprise: A room and a letter. The room was from his parents. The letter was from his uncle." — Ben doesn't remember his uncle, and no one in his family ever talks about him. All Ben knows is that a long time ago there was a terr... more »ible accident, and now his mother bears a deep grudge. And then this letter arrives -- an invitation to come and visit. "I will pay for the plane tickets," his uncle writes. "I want to see you and know you again."
Though Ben isn't sure what he thinks about the room, he knows that he wants to take the trip. Will his mother forget the past long enough to take Ben on a journey that could change their family for good?« less