When Kacey Left Kacey and Sara have been the best of friends since grade three They did everything together Then Kacey left Now everyone at school is staring and whispering And the Obnoxious Counsellor that her paren

  • Title: When Kacey Left
  • Author: Dawn Green
  • ISBN: 9780889955233
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kacey and Sara have been the best of friends since grade three They did everything together Then Kacey left.Now everyone at school is staring and whispering And the Obnoxious Counsellor that her parents force her to meet with thinks writing letters to Kacey in a journal will help Sara deal with her grief Her parents and teachers are trying to convince her that life nKacey and Sara have been the best of friends since grade three They did everything together Then Kacey left.Now everyone at school is staring and whispering And the Obnoxious Counsellor that her parents force her to meet with thinks writing letters to Kacey in a journal will help Sara deal with her grief Her parents and teachers are trying to convince her that life needs to get back to normal but how can anything ever be normal again She and Kacey had plans college, Europe, best friends forever But now Kacey is gone and Sara is left to try to understand what it all meant Complete with an information and resource package at the end of the book, Dawn Green s novel for young adults is an emotional and moving look at a young teen s journey towards understanding her loss.

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      Published :2019-08-21T20:37:43+00:00

    About “Dawn Green

    1. Dawn Green says:

      I live on the Best oops, I mean West Coast of Canada If I m not at my computer you can usually find me in some bookstore somewhere Besides a good book some of my favourite things include hoodies, Kermit green things in general , Dr Seuss, rain, coffee, the ocean, bookstores No, I m not related to John Green But I do think he s awesome Personal mottos Question everything Use your words.



    2 thoughts on “When Kacey Left

    1. This is a short, fast read. I read it in a matter of hours, and I didn't want to put it down. Sara's mad at the world, and this book explains why through a series of letters to her best friend who's no longer there. I won't say what happened to her friend (and don't read my tags if you want to go into this spoiler-free), but it's completely obvious from the beginning, and the author's lame attempt to hide it for almost half the book is one of the reasons I didn't give this book 5 stars. That sai [...]

    2. Grade: BSara's OC (obnoxious counselor) has her writing letters to her best friend Kacey, but Kacey will never answer them because she killed herself. Now Sara is back in school, getting stares from teachers and students because she's the girl whose best friend committed suicide. Sara's parents and OC are watching her too, waiting for her to fall apart.WHEN KACEY LEFT is an epistolary novel (with a few IMs) about a girl adjusting to life after suicide. Dawn Green creates Sara to have realistic p [...]

    3. Kacey and Sara - or Sticks and Stones, as they called each other - shared almost everything from the time they were in the third grade. When Kacey commits suicide, Sara is left to shoulder the stares, the pity, and the grief alone. Convinced that Sara might follow in her best friend's footsteps, her parents set up regular therapy sessions. Making her way in the world without Kacey may just be the most difficult thing that Sara will ever have to do.Written in a diary format, When Kacey Left chron [...]

    4. The voice of the girl whose friend has committed suicide feels very authentic. One of the things I liked about this novel was the fact that the author felt no need to provide an understandable explanation for what happened, beyond the fact of Kacey's depression, and yet Sara eventually manages to find a way to move on.

    5. With losing my brother by suicide when I was 11 this book really reached out to me. The author has suicide down pretty good. I loved Sara's character it really shows exactly how someone may feel. I cried after reading the whole book.

    6. Admittedly teen suicide is a tough topic but Dawn Green does a great job handling it with compassion.

    7. This book broke my heart. Though the ending was a bit overdone, the book was a raw look at one teenager dealing with grief. Fast read.

    8. When her best friend takes her life, Sara is left with many emotions to process. This novel is set up as a series of journal entries Sara composes in the ensuing school year describing what life is now like.

    9. Navigating the complexities of teenage existence is difficult enough, but in the year following her best friend’s unexpected death, Sara finds that her path and her purpose are more ambiguous than ever before. By reluctantly writing in a journal, as she is assigned to do by her “obnoxious” school counsellor, Sara reveals her pain, confusion and resilience with authenticity and often, intensity. In time, and through the development of some unlikely relationships, Sara slowly discovers how t [...]

    10. Dawn Green writes a great textbook-style story about grief. The main character, Sara, documents her grief and her life after the loss of her best friend, Kacey, to suicide. While the topics Green addresses are well-researched and accurate, the story isn't very engaging. Sara has no personality beyond being a grieving teenager. She isn't interested in anything and plays a passive role in her own story (often accompanied by excessive eye-rolling). Kacey, on the other hand, is written about inconsi [...]

    11. More of a 3.5 but edging more towards 4 stars so we will round up. I'd been in a serious slump of not finishing anything lately and then this came along, so I have to give it props for not only keeping my attention but having me finish it within a few hours.I was iffy at the beginning because of the character voice. I genuinely could not tell how old Sara was supposed to be. Apparently she's 16 but it definitely read to me like she was 13 or 14, which isn't that different on paper but as a perso [...]

    12. This is a short - easy - read. Yes it would make an excellent addition to any high school summer reading list. Although I felt the author handled the subject matter in a very honest - straightforward manner I felt a few pages were wasted. Instead of writing one or two lines that basically said 'I did not feel like writing" there could have been some doodling - something. For me it felt like perhaps contractual page count. I am not saying this to be negative - just my honest review - otherwise I [...]

    13. For full review please go to: 5girlsbookreviews, Twitter @camartinez and Facebook "5 Girls Book Reviews"REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 8 monthsMAY CONTAIN SPOILER:This book was incredibly sad, I mean REALLY sad. With her best friend dead and everything going on in her life, it is not easy for Sara, but in the end it gets better. Sara learns how to cope with her grief over losing her best friend and how to move forward. My favorite character is Sara because she has been through some tough sit [...]

    14. This book offers an interesting concept in tackling a tough subject.A girl writes a sort of a journal to her friend who committed suicide.Through these entries the girl works through her feelings.Is their closure? Maybe. But in the end it's an interesting to see the journey.

    15. This was such a quick read. But it was definetly a good one. It shined the light on a non fiction topic while still remaining interesting to the average American teen. I loved the messages and thout provoking passages. It was truy an eye opener.

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