Reviews and Blog Posts: Death and Grieving

Lies my girlfriend told me a novel

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

I loved this book because it did talk about LGBT teens, but it wasn't stereotypical. You could've switched the characters to straight and the story wouldn't have changed much. Alix, has her world torn apart when she finds out her girlfriend dies unexpectedly, but that's the only thing that shocks...

Love letters to the dead : a novel

by Ava Dellaira

Reviewer Rating:
5

A must read if you liked Perks of Being a Wallflower. The emotions are pretty raw. In the beginning, you think that Laurel is just grieving the death of her sister, May, but as Laurel processes her loss she learns she can't hide all the things she was hiding from herself....

Grandmother, have the angels come?

by Denise Vega

Reviewer Rating:
4

I enjoyed the tone of the book. It was captured amazingly.  It doesn't mention death, but it does express all the right sentiments you want to say to a child who is losing a grandparent.  The descriptions are so great, this doesn't even need to be a picture book.  Although,...

Emily's dress and other missing things

by Kathryn Burak

Reviewer Rating:
4

The book was a bit slow for me in the beginning, but if you have enough patience to get through the story starts unfolding wonderfully.  Claire, who is just trying to get through senior year feels like the it will never happen for her because her past will always haunt...

Slob

by Ellen Potter

Reviewer Rating:
3

Owen is the fattest kid in school. It wasn't always that way, but things have changed for him recently. Owen has a lot to figure out. Luckily, he's got a near genius IQ, and a knack for inventing things, like a receiver that can pick up TV signals from the...

Cicada summer

by Andrea Beaty

Reviewer Rating:
0

Lily doesn't speak and she doesn't look people in the eye. People in town whisper "brain damage" but that isn't it. Lily doesn't want to talk or have people pay attention to her. She has made herself invisible because of something bad that happened. One day a mysterious girl named...

Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator

by Jennifer Allison

Reviewer Rating:
0

Gilda Joyce is a 13-year-old with a vivid imagination. She involves herself in a number of careers, one of which is psychic investigator. As summer vacation approaches, Gilda finds herself with nothing much to do except spy on her neighbors. Then she has the brilliant brain-wave of inviting herself to...

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