Reviews by Tag: grief

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Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

Me (Moth)

By Amber McBride
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Dec 3, 2021

Me (Moth) is a coming of age story told in verse by Amber McBride. Moth lost her family in a tragic accident; she feels alone, scared to take up space. Enter Sani, a depressed boy looking for a place filled with constant love. The two take a road trip together, trying to outrun the feelings that weigh them down; maybe Sani can make Moth feel alive, and she can bring him happiness. I’m not usually a fan of poetry or stories told in verse, but McBride’s writing is absolutely brilliant.

Teen Review
The Canyon's Edge by Dusti Bowling

The Canyon's Edge

By Dusti Bowling
3
Rated by
Shreya A.
Dec 3, 2021

The Canyon’s Edge is a kind of boring and an emotional realistic fiction novel by Dusti Bowling. This book is about a girl named Elenor. Ever since the shooting that killed her mom, she and her dad have isolated themselves from the world. After a year Elenor and her dad go to a canyon where no one goes. Elenor’s dad feels a canyon flood and pushes Elenor to safety, but he gets carried away by it, now Elenor has to find and rescue her dad.

Teen Review
Frannie in Pieces by Delia Ephron

Frannie in Pieces

By Delia Ephron
2
Rated by
Marium K.
Nov 23, 2021

15-year-old Frannie is dealing with the death of her father when she discovers that he had made her a 1000-piece puzzle. Frannie is then suddenly transported back in the past to learn more about her father.

I personally did not like this book. It felt way longer than it should have been. This book did not flow very well and felt fragmented.  The plot seemed odd also, considering how she randomly traveled back to the past. I didn’t really like the characters either, they did not seem very redeeming. I would rate this book a 2/5.

Teen Review
Forget Me by K.A. Harrington

Forget Me

By K.A. Harrington
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Nov 22, 2021

This story is centered around Morgan, who is grieving the loss of her boyfriend, Flynn. Guilt overwhelms her everyday, as she believes she could have prevented his death. Despite this, her best friend Toni, encourages her to post a picture of him on social media to have some closure. That is until the photo is tagged with someone who looks exactly like her dead boyfriend. Who is this “Evan Murphy”?

Teen Review
Catch the Light by Kate Sweeney

Catch the Light

By Kate Sweeney
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Nov 18, 2021

When Mary’s father passes away, she decides to move from California to New York, in hopes of starting fresh. She is faced with balancing her old life, friends, and grief, all while forming romance. Is Mary able to face her past? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
The Line Tender by Kate Allen

The Line Tender

By Kate Allen
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Nov 17, 2021

The Line Tender is a sad and heartwarming fiction novel by Kate Allen. This book is about a girl named Lucy, her best friend Fred who dies in a quarry at midnight. Ever since Fred died Lucy’s been a mess, she finishes an assignment in honor of Fred and she suddenly gets interested in her mother's work. She gets her dad, her neighbor, her family friend and her mom's former colleague to help her figure out things about her mom's beloved sharks.

Teen Review
Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner

Can't Look Away

By Donna Cooner
5
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Oct 21, 2021

Can’t Look Away, by Donna Cooner, is a realistic fiction book. Torrey Grey, an amazing beauty vloggers’ life changes, when her sister dies. After her sister dies, fans are blaming her for the death. Hate comments are bashing Torrey. Now, that she goes to a new school, can Torey trust the people? What if they know about her sister’s death?

Teen Review
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Astonishing Color of After

By Emily X.R. Pan
5
Rated by
Emily B.
Oct 21, 2021

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan is a coming-of-age story that follows teenager Leigh Chen Sanders as she deals with the aftermath of her mother’s suicide. Shortly after her mother’s death, Leigh believes that she has been visited by her mother- in the form of a bird. She is convinced that she will be able to see her once again if she journeys to Taiwan to meet her grandparents.

Teen Review
A Home For Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

By Leslie Connor
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Oct 21, 2021

It’s been a while since Lydia’s mother died, but Lydia still finds herself reeling from the impact of the life-changing event. Following the plan that she made with her mother, Lydia uproots to her Aunt Brat’s Connecticut farm, where she finds two more adults — Eileen (Aunt Brat’s good-humored wife) and Elloroy (their quirky live-in landlord) — waiting for her with open arms. Lydia struggles to become accustomed to her new family, and the big yellow dog that her aunt adopted just days after her arrival isn’t helping either.

Teen Review
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

You'd Be Home Now

By Kathleen Glasgow
5
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

Emory, a high school girl, was in a fatal car accident with her brother, Joey. The car accident ending up killing a friend of hers, Candy Mont Claire. Everything seems different after the accident— her friends are different, her life is different, and she feels like a different person. Now she must navigate her life and find out who she really became.

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