Books for adolescents

'The grieving teen: a guide for teenagers and their friends' by Helen Fitsgerald

Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death. She helps teens address difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face.


'You just don't understand: supporting bereaved teenagers' by Helen Mackinnon, Winston’s Wish publication
The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging process at the best of times. This booklet aims to help you understand what is normal adolescent development, and to recognise the additional problems teenagers may face if someone important dies during these years.

'Young people, death and the unfairness of everything' by Nick Luxmoore

Without opportunities to talk, young people's anxieties about death can manifest themselves in all sorts of self-destructive and socially-destructive ways. In this book, Nick Luxmoore explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers advice about how best to allay concerns without having to pretend that there are easy answers.