Theme of Loss


Books (mainly fiction) that deal with loss, including loss of parent, divorce, suicide, cancer, etc.
Please note: these books will need to be assessed to determine if they are suitable for Levels 1, 2 or 3.
The Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick
Book of tomorrow by Celia Ahern
Five parts dead by Tim Pegler
If I stay by Gayle Foreman
Jerome by William Taylor
Killer's cousin by Nancy Werlin
Numbers (the series) by Rachel Ward
Wintergirls by Lauri Halse Anderson
The rope of man by Witi Ihimaera
Life, Interrupted by Damian Kelleher,
Before I Die by Jenny Downham,
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nichols
Walk two moons by Sharon Creech
The Beginner’s Guide for Living, by Lia Hills
(Shortlisted on the NZ Post Children’s Book list)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Saving Grace by Katherine Spencer
The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen