The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age. Teenagers especially need help coping with this painful loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like "How should I be acting?", "Is it wrong to go to parties and have fun?" and "What if I can't handle my grief on my own?"
The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; the author has seen her own children suffer from the death of a friend, and she knows what teens go through. The revised edition includes new quotes from teens, new resources, and new insights into losing a friend through violence. This title is also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss.
"Quotes from well-known writers and philosophers give insight into the grieving process and healing. These statements allow readers to understand that they're not alone. Other topics covered include guilt, anger, confusion, fear, and numbness; the information offered reassures readers that these are all valid emotions... This compassionate, user-friendly book lists pages of resources and suggested reading, and should be made available to teens." — Maryann H. Owen, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Author||Marilyn E. Gootman Ed.D.|
|Publication Date||Apr 15, 2005|
|Publisher||Free Spirit Publishing|