What happens when we try to protect ourselves from getting hurt by locking our hearts away? Follow a child’s journey from loss to love and joy again as she learns to let her heart be free.
“Not everything makes sense, Zu. Sometimes things just happen,” says Suzy’s (Zu’s) mom when her best friend Franny dies from drowning. Heartbroken and confused, 12 year old Suzy refuses to accept this and begins a journey to find out what could have caused her to drown. The Thing about Jellyfish is a beautiful story of friendship, grief, forgiveness and acceptance.
Letters to the Lost is a beautifully written exploration of grief, loss and acceptance explored through the lives of two very different teens – Juliet who has lost her mother, and Declan who has lost his sister.
I have a son, my son is dead. I had a son. The heartbreaking litany that begins Kate Shand’s memoir of her son’s suicide strikes deep. With unflinching honesty and eloquence she cuts through the platitudes of grief as she looks at her role in his life and how she will move forward and accept his death.