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Henkes, Kevin
New York : Greenwillow Books, 1997
IL 3-6  RL 5.8
ISBN 0688152325
To lose someone you love very much is a hard thing to accept.  After the death of his beloved grandmother, Spoon (real name, Frederick) searches and searches for something special of Gram's to keep.  All he has left of her are his memories - and he is afraid of forgetting her.  Spoon finally finds the perfect memento, one that makes him feel closer to Gram, and takes it from the dining room drawer where he found it.  His good feelings don't last long however, because sometimes one person's way of easing the pain can inadvertently cause pain to others.   Spoon realizes that the apparent loss of that which made him feel closer to Gram has deeply saddened another very special person in his life, his grandfather.  He wonders how he will ever deal with the guilt and shame he is feeling!  Undoing a wrong is always much harder than avoiding it to begin with. Travel this road with Spoon Gilmore and watch as he learns how to truly memorialize his grandmother, in one of the most satisfying coming-of-age novels which you will find in recent fiction.  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Grandmothers -- Fiction
                        Grandfathers -- Fiction
                        Death -- Fiction
                        Grief -- Fiction


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