Alicia Afterimage

By Youth Today

Readers of this young adult, truth-based novel don’t discover until the end that [Lulu] Delacre is the real Alicia’s mother, who was so struck by the grief of her daughter’s friends that she interviewed them to find out how they coped. Fictionalizing and merging their stories, she brings ‘solace to others who must endure grief.’ Teen readers will identify with these friends, whose messages to Alicia, along with Alicia’s own art, illustrate the book. Grief counselors, teachers and parents will appreciate this resonant discussion-starter that includes driver safety and grief resources.