You Shouldn't Have to Say Good-Bye

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 117 pages
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A story of the death of a parent and its effect on a family.

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

So I felt compelled to order a copy from Amazon and re-read it, and...well, it was good. The protag was believable, the characters felt subtle and natural, and the writing was mature for a YA book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nana Lee - Goodreads

Could have been better. The ending is so bad, but who am I to judge how Sarah felt at that time. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Author Patricia Hermes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936. She graduated from St. John's University with degrees in speech and English. She taught English and social studies in middle school before taking time off to raise her five children. When she returned to teaching, she was less satisfied with the job and decided to take a class in writing nonfiction for adults. She wrote essays and nonfiction for adults before she starting writing books for children and young adults. In 1980, her first book, What If They Knew?, was published. Since then she has written over thirty-five books and received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Notable Book Award, the C. S. Lewis Honor Award, the American Library Association Best Book Award, and the award for the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Years. She also writes The Cousins Club series and novelizations for screenplays including My Girl and My Girl 2. She currently lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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