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Jonas Wept Jonas 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 learns that Michael’s father was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael has had time for the healing process to begin and replace those feelings of anger with hope. Therefore, he attempts to give Jonas helpful insights on how to cope. Unfortunately, Jonas is a bit reluctant to accept 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 to move to his grandparent’s home in Kentucky. There, Grandpa begins to explain that there is a cycle of life that everyone must go through. Jonas respects his grandpa’s opinion and is overjoyed. He finally thinks he understands EVERYTHING about life and death … until he receives the latest letter from Michael.