With brief entries such as "Accidental Death," "Self-Inflicted Death," "Talking," "Crying," and "Going Nuts," Grollman offers advice and answers the kinds of questions that teens are likely to ask themselves when grieving the death of someone close.
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An insightful theologian/grief expert (``the cure for grief is to grieve'') opens with Terry Kettering's attention-grabbing poem, ``The Elephant in the Room.'' Teens' grief--like, Grollman suggests, the huge (but unobserved) elephant--is often overlooked or minimized. Addressing this gap, he presents just a few on- target, incisive lines on each page--to be read, like poetry, with deliberation--on topics such as ``the first days after a death'' and ``facing your future.'' The occasional humor is not inappropriate (``Why is there a special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren? They have a common enemy--the parent''); but the treatment of special relationships and circumstances suffers from Grollman's brevity. He acknowledges that it's normal to feel that one's own grief is the worst; some teens will be disappointed not to find their particular situation treated more fully. Still, all are likely to find consolation in the book as a whole, and in completing (in the concluding workbook pages) statements like ``The last thing I did with you was...'' and ``What scares me the most is...'' (Nonfiction. 12+) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I bought two copies of this book for 2 of my middle school students who recently lost a close family member, and they both said that it helped them a lot. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eden
This is a very powerful book. It is very good for teens and adults to read.
It helps people with death of friends or family. Read more
Great book for helping teenagers cope, a must read for all teenagers and pretty much everyone else that could use the helpPublished on May 21, 2013 by Lori Alwine
This book was very helpful for a painful situation. It is written for teens and is kept short so they will not lose interest.Published on April 21, 2013 by jerri shibley
This was a great book and a great gift. Definately for a teen who has lost a friend or loved one . This was a great purchase.Published on January 5, 2013 by Jodi Snyder
I work in a high school where teenagers unfortunately have to deal with the issues of grief and loss.The teenagers I shared this book with found it Very Useful. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Beth D