From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–An accessible and helpful title. Outlining the phases of the grieving process, Myers incorporates numerous personal accounts and quotes from young adults who have experienced the death of a family member into the text. He discusses the range of emotions young people may have from anger and fear to relief and sadness and assures readers that these feelings are normal. Encouragement is offered, reminding readers that most people who have experienced such a loss will recover. However, the author also acknowledges that grief can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide and offers checklists outlining warning signs. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to seek outlets for their emotions with trusted adults, family members, counselors, and therapy groups. The final chapter provides an annotated list of helpful organizations–grief counseling centers and other support groups–with contact information. Black line drawings are sprinkled throughout but add little to the text.–Julie Webb, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY
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The first chapter is perhaps the most helpful and insightful because it contains real stories of loss from teens across the country....The resource guide that lists organizations and associations is a good place for teens to find additional information on loss and grieving. (Voya