The Farewell Season

The Farewell Season

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by Ann Herrick
     
 

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Eric used to think he'd live forever, but not any more. As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the… See more details below

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Eric used to think he'd live forever, but not any more. As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the divorce of her parents to see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving.

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ALAN Review - Patricia D. Engelking
Football lovers and non-football fans will enjoy this compelling story. Eric Neilson's enthusiasm for playing high school football is nearly stifled by the death of his supportive father. For Eric, everything changes, and he struggles to understand his mother's erratic behavior. With the help of Glynnie, who is dealing with her parents' divorce, Eric learns that he needs to deal with his grief, not ignore it. The realistic feelings and true-to-life characters provide a story with an important lesson about life and loss. The reader empathizes with Eric's pain as he tackles the most heartbreaking obstacle of his life, then rejoices when he resolves his grief and puts himself back on the playing field! This story crosses the "goal line"—both for teens who may face similar hurdles, and for those who wonder about such "what ifs" in life that may yet befall them. Reviewer: Patricia D. Engelking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614130192
Publisher:
Puddletown Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
0.35(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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