When a friend dies: a book for teens about grieving & healing. Rev. ed.
In this update of a 1994 publication, 16 short chapters deliver helpful information on subjects including: How can I stand the pain? How should I be acting? What is ‘normal’? What if I can’t handle my grief on my own? and How can I find a counselor or a therapist? Interspersed throughout the book, and placed over muted black-and-white photos of young adults from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, are quotes by teenagers who have experienced grief. Quotes from well-known writers and philosophers give insight into the grieving process and healing. These statements allow readers to understand that they’re not alone. Other topics covered include guilt, anger, confusion, fear, and numbness; the information offered reassures readers that these are all valid emotions. This edition also addresses loss through violence. This compassionate, user-friendly book lists pages of resources and suggested reading, and should be made available to teens.