This unit is designed to explore the realm of social responsibility and developing emotional independence. Students will have the experience of reading a novel that depicts these aspects and being able to relate to them. Preacher Boy will be the novel students will mainly focus on in the unit. While attacking the emotional and psychological challenges that Robbie encounters in the story, students will have the opportunity to write in various styles and points of view. The goals of the unit are to have students learn how to write letters, good journal entries, and different points of view. Students will practice letter writing, journal entries, explore various points of view, and develop insights into self-development and social responsibility. Using the novel will give students relevant material that they can relate to and utilize in these types of writing assignments.