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Book Review: “The April Tree” by Judith Arnold

This book is a realistic, gut-wrenching view of what happens when a person dies tragically, especially when that person is a teen. It follows the life of three young ladies after their friend is hit and killed in front of them. And it follows the life of the driver who hit their friend. All four attempt to cope with the death in their own unique way. Ms. Arnold’s method of writing in this book is very frank, almost in your face. Yet, it is that openness, that frankness that allows the reader to see inside each young person’s mind & heart during their journey through grief. Even though the main characters are all teens, I would not recommend it for teens, except for older, very mature teens.