When Happily Ever After Ends
Shannon Campbell knew her father had been troubled since he served in the Vietnam War, but his violent suicide still shocks her. Shannon's always shared so much with her father--why wasn't her love enough to make him want to live? As Shannon and her mother try to make sense of his death, they courageously renew their commitment to living in the face of their loss. Despite...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Perfection Learning
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There's really a lot to carefully consider within this book. Lurlene McDaniel is one of the best writers in the business when it comes to addressing topics of grief and sadness, telling stories about realistic situations that people come up against every day all over the world. She does a good job of showing her readers that there are ways to climb out of the dark abyss of mourning, that even if it takes a lot of time and effort to reach the surface again after enduring a tragedy, it truly can...more
When Happily Ever After Ends is about a teenage girl who lives on a horse ranch with her parents. On her birthday she gets a horse. The girl and her dad plan to train it and take it to some competitions, but her dad backed out. She couldn't figure out why because they had both been very excited. When the girl goes to competition her dad doesn't come with. She and her mom come back to a nightmare after contest. This book was very emotional. Every time anything happens it turns out badly and some...more
Nov 03, 2009 Carol Bradley rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
On her fifteenth birthday, Shannon has everything: a loving mother and father, Zack's admiration, and a champion horse that will bring her her dream of collegiate riding and the Olympics. Her future is filled with promise. But her father's dark moods from his time in Vietnam have returned, and Shannon cannot understand why he pushes his family away. Then comes the night her mother opens the door to her father's study and begins to scream. This young adult book explores the issue of suicide and i...more
The book was about a family in the horse business. The parents got a horse for their daughter on her birthday for horse shows. The father is acting different but the family doesn't think much about it. The mother and daughter head of to a horse show for a weekend. When they get home she finds her husband dead in his office after he killed himself. The daughter needs to decided if ah will ever go to horse shows again.
Shannon just turned fifteen years old and her parents have gotten her a good horse named Blackwatch. Shannon's life is simply perfect. She now has a perfect horse, a cute boy's attention, loving friends, and a very loving family. But her life comes to a sudden halt when she hears her mom screaming after opening the door to her father's study, This books talks about the loss of a loved one, about moving on and not dwelling on the past, families dealing with suicide, and forgiveness.
Lurlene McDaniel (born c. 1948) is an author who has written over 50 young adult books. She is well known for writing about characters struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and organ failure.More about Lurlene McDaniel...
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“Forgiving's a choice you make—a gift you give to somebody even if they don't deserve it. It costs nothing, but it makes you feel rich for giving it away.”
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