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, resources, and insights into losing a friend through violence. Also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss.
Praise for When a Friend Dies
“Makes learning how to grieve as painless and soothing as possible . . . Gootman’s non-preachy and compassionate book gently handles this sensitive topic.”—NEA Today
“A great starting place for young people who are hurting.”—Voice of Youth Advocates
“This compassionate, user-friendly book lists pages of resources and suggested reading, and should be made available to teens.”—School Library Journal
“A tool with compassion and genuine understanding with advice that a grieving teen needs . . . This book should be on the shelf of any parent, teacher, counselor, or youth worker.”—Youthworker