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Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
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Feb 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-ya

This is a very good story about a teen-ager who grieves for her sister. Little Zoe is killed Sept. 11 by an automobile when she runs into the street. While the rest of the world mourns 9/11, Tess and her family mourn Zoe. Tears, bouts of sadness, growing up events and family experiences blend to make a whole. Beard writes the story in the form of letters that Tess writes to Zoe. An entire year passes as Tess learns to cope with her grief. She feels responsible because she was supposed to be watching Zoe so she moves in with her dad who is divorced from her mother. It's sensitive, realistic and emtional - the story not just of Tess coping with grief but of how her family finally comes together to deal with Zoe's death.

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February 5, 2011 – Shelved
February 5, 2011 –
page 35
17.86% "Started this one to get me into reading October Horse and my classics read. In her grief, a young girl is writing to her dead sister. Interesting!"
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February 6, 2011 – Finished Reading

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