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Dear Enemy: 05/28/14
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster is a companion piece to Daddy-Long-Legs. Just like the first one, this is an epistolary novel, but the correspondence is between the new head of the orphanage and the now married Judy.
Except that it takes place in the orphanage and the letters are being written to the last book's protagonist, this book is not more of the same. It's not a romance. If any thing, it's a comedic look at the troubles faced by anyone trying to run an institution on a budget fixed by board members who probably have never set foot on the grounds.
For anyone who has had to make a budget or deal with bureaucratic red tape, Dear Enemy is for you. In a hundred years it hasn't gotten any easier to run a school. I think this book should be given to anyone taking on his or her first directorship.