How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce

How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce

by Nancy O'Keefe Bolick, Nancy O. Bolick
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In this book young people tell what they have done to ease the unhappiness and get on with their lives. They give valuable advice to to other young people who must cope with this devastating loss. The author has written a book that is 'by kids and for kids' who will survive their parents' divorce.

Overview

In this book young people tell what they have done to ease the unhappiness and get on with their lives. They give valuable advice to to other young people who must cope with this devastating loss. The author has written a book that is 'by kids and for kids' who will survive their parents' divorce.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-A reassuring introduction paves the way for 10 chapters that share excerpts from interviews with various junior and senior high students who are children of divorced parents. Between their statements, Bolick weaves analyses of the meaning she perceives behind their words, evaluates their feelings and behaviors, and suggests applications for readers experiencing similar circumstances. A summary chapter ties together the young people's recommendations with professional tips and guidance. The information in the book rings true, but the students often seem to lack voice. Bolick isn't as skillful as Janet Bode in utilizing the technique whereby interview is combined with analysis in an unobtrusive manner. In How It Feels When Parents Divorce (Knopf, 1988), Jill Krementz's interruptions are kept to a minimum, grouped separately, or are nonexistent. Bolick's interjections make the YAs seem more like case studies than young people who have valuable information, feelings, and advice to share. Nevertheless, this volume may serve either to update or be a companion/step-up title to both Krementz's book and Eda LeShan's What's Going to Happen to Me? (Four Winds, 1984).-Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531157381
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
The Changing Family Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >