55th out of 83 books — 139 voters
I Can Hear the Mourning Dove
Portraying emotional complexities that many teenage readers can relate to, Bennett presents this intense and moving novel. Grace attempts to cope with the recent death of her father and her own suicidal despair. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 26th 1997 by Scholastic
(first published October 1st 1990)
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Writer James Bennett draws heavily on personal experience in his novels for young adult readers. His high school-aged protagonists are often emotionally or intellectually confused individuals unable to summon the emotional strength to deal with the circumstances that confront them in school, at home, and in other social situations. Only the caring, compassionate support of others can provide Benne...moreMore about James W. Bennett...