Foreword by R.E.M. singer/songwriter Michael Stipe
The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age. Teenagers especially need help coping with this painful loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “Is it wrong to go to parties and have fun?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?”
The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; the author has seen her own children suffer from the death of a friend, and she knows what teens go through. The revised edition includes new quotes from teens, new resources, and new insights into losing a friend through violence. Also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss.
“Death is difficult for people of all ages, but it often hits teens especially hard because of their emotional volatility. This book gives voice to their feelings, explains why they have them and offers tips on how to work through the pain.” —Youth Today