Reviews and Blog Posts: grief in adolescence

I was here

by Gayle Forman

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The book is heart breaking from the beginning. Cody is going to yet another memorial for her best friend, who chose to commit suicide.  It was a shock to Cody, who had no idea that Meg was battling any personal demons.  Cody is on a mission to find out why...

Lies my girlfriend told me a novel

by Julie Anne Peters

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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

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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....

Emily's dress and other missing things

by Kathryn Burak

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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...

When Molly Was a Harvey Girl

by Frances M Wood

The last place Illinois-born Molly Gerry wants to be is Raton, New Mexico, but when her father finally dies of a long illness her older sister, Colleen, sees few options other than to lie about Molly's age and get them both jobs as waitresses on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa...

Grief girl : my true story

by Erin Vincent

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Trigger warnings for Grief Girl include, but are not limited to: death, domestic abuse, disordered eating, self harm, suicidal thoughts, neglect, and sexual harassment.  

This is not a book you read to feel good about humanity.

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