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WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN
on February 27, 2012
As previous reviewers have noted, this book is written simply, and would be good for children to help them understand the recovery process. It was not much help to me as an adult who has lost my son to suicide. Far better is "No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One", which gives good examples of a wide range of situations and recovery strategies and ideas that worked for real people. Survivors of suicide never believe they will actually survive the shock, betrayal and agony of the event, but they do survive. Books can help, but not simplistic ones that treat the survivor as a brainless, reasonless child. I was a bit angry after reading Jennie Wright's book because it was full of platitudes and generalizations -- not to mention multiple grammatical errors. Even the format, in a casual, childlike typefont, announces this to be a very light treatment of a very heavy subject. If you are seeking this book for children, perhaps you might want to consider it; for adults, there is far better help out there. I would not recommend this one.