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Grief by Frank Gogol
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it was amazing
bookshelves: addiction, anthro, autism, grieving, healing, multigenre, relationships-and-family, comics-and-manga
Read 2 times. Last read June 19, 2019.

I bought this book for my son and I to share when we found the Source Point table at the local comic convention in 2019. I was hugely excited to get to have it signed as well. That is a rare treat for my son and I.

I finally got the chance to sit down and have a proper read through of the book instead of here and there as I could. I found it to be a very healing experience. My son has not gotten to take the time to read through yet, but I expect that he will enjoy it as much as I have and find things that he will identify with as well. We deal with grief over loved ones both human and furry that were taken from us too soon. Two of the deaths were natural causes (at least one cancer, the other we aren't sure of), one a horrible accident mere feet from our home, and one from poisoning. The past few years have been rough one could say. There have been other things to mourn such as lost friendship and the fact that my son has not had a "normal" childhood.

The last story, "Embrace," which apparently was the first written, hit particularly hard for me as I myself am a parent of an autistic young man that has had to overcome much. We have had to find our own way around obstacles. He's disclosed to me at times that he has felt like a monster, so I expect to have many discussions with him about "Monsters." Each of these tales contained a piece of things I needed reminding of. It has made me feel better and less alone to read it. I have another tool that will help my son as we navigate our most recent losses.

Thank you. I can't praise this highly enough.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
June 19, 2019 – Started Reading
June 19, 2019 – Shelved
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: addiction
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: anthro
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: autism
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: grieving
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: healing
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: multigenre
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: relationships-and-family
June 19, 2019 – Shelved as: comics-and-manga
June 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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