monique polak

Monique Polak's Books

Planet GriefPublisher: Orca, 2018

What a crappy way to spend a weekend. The always-sarcastic Abby would rather be playing soccer, and the cagily quiet Christopher thinks a grief retreat is a waste of time.

"Good bibliotherapy...Middle school students will enjoy and benefit from this book. The writing is engaging, the topic is important, and the message is well-delivered." -- SLC_Online (School Library Connection)

 

Neither of them wants to spend two days talking about their feelings. But despite their best efforts to stay aloof, Abby and Christopher are drawn into the lives of the other kids at the retreat. Maybe their stories will make them rethink how they are dealing with their own losses.