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By Ann Herrick, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 12, 2011

The Farewell Season by Ann Herrick is now available.

Eric used to think he’d live forever, but not any more.

As football season starts, he hopes he can live normally again after the death of his father, but his refusal to face his grief results in anger at his coach, fights with his sister, resenting added responsibilities, and disillusionment with football. It takes a special relationship with a girl dealing with the divorce of her parents to see he is angry with his father for dying and the way to get through grief is by grieving, and how to open his heart again.