Nine-year-old Dylan has a problem. What’s worse, he can’t tell anyone about it.
When Brandie and her son, Dylan, move into their new house, Dylan finds a bag of mail in the attic. He knows it isn’t legal to keep mail not addressed to him, so he embarks on a mission to deliver every piece of mail to its proper address. The problem?
When Dylan comes to class exhausted and falling asleep on his desk each day, Jack Vincenzo has a talk with the boy’s mother, and together, they discover… absolutely nothing. Well, except that Dylan does not have Leukemia. Not that she was worried about that or anything. Ahem.
But as the weeks pass and the end of the school year hits, Dylan becomes desperate. He can’t find one of the streets, his mom is freaking out over everything, and his teacher’s grandpa, who lives across the street, is suspicious.
He must finish “Operation Posthaste,” well, posthaste!
A few years ago, I saw an “Unsolved Mysteries” episode online that referred to a bag of unsent mail from WWII. It’s been percolating in my mind ever since. I didn’t even know what I would do with the story, but I knew I wanted to use it. And then… this collection. What a perfect scenario!
And then Dylan said, “Hey! I want to find them!” So, Operation Posthaste was born.