A Taste of Blackberries

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Harper Collins, Apr 24, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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What do you do without
your best friend?

Jamie isn't afraid of anything. Always ready to get into trouble, then right back out of it, he's a fun and exasperating best friend.

But when something terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Without Jamie, there are so many impossible questions to answer -- how can your best friend be gone forever? How can some things, like playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries that Jamie loved, go on without him?

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User Review  - Electablue - LibraryThing

Holly wanted me to read this book because she read it in school and loved it. I have to agree it was a very good book and actually made both of us cry. Read full review

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User Review  - akoches - LibraryThing

I really liked this tale for a few reasons. It deals with the big idea of coping with death. The first thing I liked about the book is its plot. It details two best friends who did everything together ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Doris Buchanan Smith is mother to five school-age children, four of her own and one for whom she and her husband are permanent guardians. The Smiths have also been parents to more than twenty-two foster children. Her experiences have given her exceptional insight into the problems of being young as well as those of growing up. Now that her children are in school Mrs. Smith spends a minimum of three hours a day writing. She also likes animals and the woods, and is interested in nature and conservation. A Taste Of Blackberries is her first book.

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