SUN & SPOON
New York : Greenwillow Books,
IL 3-6 RL 5.8
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
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
Grandmothers -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Death -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
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