8 books to read when you are grieving

8 books to read when you are grieving

We know that when a young person is grieving, it can be helpful to read books that they can relate to. Whether it is a help-style book that gives you advice and guidance on how to manage your grief or a novel that tells the story of a character in a similar situation to yours, there are a number of books out there that could be useful.

The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and their Friends (Helen Fitzgerald)

In this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counsellor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief.

When a Friend Dies: A book for Teens about grieving and healing (Marilyn E Gotman)

This thoughtful and helpful book answers questions about grieving that teenagers often have, like How should I be acting? and Is it wrong to go to parties and have fun?

Teachers Dead (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Benjamin Zephaniah has chosen a topical and hard-hitting subject and he deals with it in his own uniquely empathetic and edgy way.

Michael Rosens Sad book (Michael Rosen)

This book has won several awards for its honest and sensitive look at sadness, how it feels, and what to do to cope with the feelings.

The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud (Ben Sherwood)

This book tells the story of a young man who narrowly survives a terrible car wreck that kills his little brother.

The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)

Meg Finn is in trouble, unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother’s death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker.

On Eagles Wings (Sue Mayfield)

Tony’s mother is dying. There’s nothing he can do about it and he cant always put a brave face on things.

Up On Cloud Nine (Anne Fine)

Strolly has always been so alive, so inspiring, taking risks, hiding nothing, notorious for being the school’s most imaginative liar. But now he’s lying in a hospital bed and Ian, his best friend who’s as close as a brother, is watching, waiting and remembering.

Have we missed any books that you love off our list? Let us know below the line.

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  1. Mrs Lynda Law

    24th May 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Well done Winston’s wish for making this web site, with fabulous coping techniques for young adults. I have certainly learned a few thing even at my ripe age. I
    hope all who either search or stumble across this website gain strength and encouragement from the stories they read. Uplifting and enlightening!

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