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Smith, Doris Buchanan.
New York : Crowell, 1973
IL 3-6, RL 4.6
ISBN 0690805128
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Everyone is familiar with the saying 'boys will be boys,'? but when Jamie gets himself into a situation he cannot control, it eventually leads to his death. In the book A Taste of Blackberries, Jamie dies because he is messing around with a bee hole, and without knowing he is allergic, he gets stung. Not only does he leave behind his family, but he also leaves behind his best friend. His friend is having a hard time coping with this situation and is not looking forward to Jamie's funeral or burial. He starts to suffer social and physical changes like not wanting to go out and play and not wanting to eat. Will Jamie's best friend ever overcome his death? And will he find it in his heart to remember Jamie even though he still gets to continue living? Find out with this life lesson book about a deep friendship between two young boys. (Laura Negley,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Death -- Fiction.

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