Behind You

Behind You

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After fifteen-year-old Jeremiah is mistakenly shot by police, the people who love him struggle to cope with their loss as they recall his life and death, unaware that Miah is watching over them.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2010, c2004
ISBN: 9780142415542
0142415545
Branch Call Number: YA F Woo

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PearlyBaker
Aug 14, 2017

As an heirloom micro farmer, Doctor of Divinity and trauma survivor I understand the devastating loss of life about as much as anyone. However I have never read or seen a movie with an accurate depiction of it. That is until I read Jacqueline Woodson. Betty and I just realized that women didn't really used to faint like in the movies and now I don't believe there are many histrionics duronr trauma either. It's more silence, shock, and disbelief at the realization that the rest of the world goes along laughing; not even knowing your entire crop is ruined because it's more like San Diego in the Midwest when it should be like Death Valley. Thanks for stopping global warming trump.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

an excellent book to read with perserve plot and noble characters....i recommend!!!!!!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 25, 2012

You are so light you move with the wind and the snow. . . . And it lifts you up-over a world of sadness and anger and fear. Over a world of first kisses and hands touching and someone you're falling in love with. She's there now. Right there. . . .
Miah and Ellie were in love. Even though Miah was black and Ellie was white, they made sense together. Then Miah was killed. This was the ending.

And it was the beginning of grief for the many people who loved Miah. Now his mother has stopped trying, his friends are lost and Ellie doesn't know how to move on. And there is Miah, watching all of this&150unable to let go.

How do we go on after losing someone we love? This is the question the living and the dead are asking.

With the help of each other, the living will come together. Miah will sit beside them. They will feel Miah in the wind, see him in the light, hear him in their music.

EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

After police bullets kill 15-year-old Jeremiah, he watches over the people he has left behind – his girlfriend; his friends; his divorced parents – as each struggles through grief and tries to keep doing what the living do, ultimately finding new connections with one another.

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VeganGreen Oct 16, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 17

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