“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
Though it appears to be a romance, The Truth About Forever is more about grief. I appreciated the excellent writing and the fabulous characters most.
I read the book soon after it came out in 2006 and really liked it. People tend to either love it or hate it because Clarke purposefully writes in a mock Victorian author sort-of-way, and the novel is unabashedly sprawling in scope.
Even if you don't have the stomach for the novel, you might enjoy the BBC television version. I watched it over break and thought it was the best television I have seen in a long time, maybe ever! If you like fantasy and British tv, I am certain you will enjoy this. So. Good.
A monster movie that's actually about grief, this film based on the book by Patrick Ness focuses on a 12-year-old boy dealing with his mother's illness. It stars newcomer Conor O'Malley, as well as Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson.
Released March 3 - FIC Oliver
Based on popular YA author Lauren Oliver's debut, this story relives the last day of a young woman's life as she works to figure out the mystery of her death. It stars Zooey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Jennifer Beals.
Released April 7 - FIC Palacio
Based on beloved book by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is a heartwarming story of a young boy with a facial deformity who works to convince his new classmates he's one of them. It stars Room's Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts