I Will Wait for You. No Matter How Long.

I Will Wait for You. No Matter How Long. : Surviving Teenage Bereavement.

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Is this book an example of so-called "misery lit"? No, not really. Sally was 17 when her parents died and five years later she would never claim that she has "got over" the death of her parents. Her book is about she came to terms with death and describes how she used both external and internal survival strategies to overcome the problems she faced. There is much that is both happy and uplifting in what she has written but her book isn't primarily a story that chronicles the triumph of good versus evil. It is far more than that. Sally's parents were secular scientists and proud of it and yet the powerful influence they exerted from "beyond the grave" shines like a beacon throughout the grieving process. Another intriguing feature of the book are the strong characters - both good and evil - that are described in such poignant detail by Sally and the amusing stories she shares with the reader about the twin worlds of athletics and life modelling. Truly this is a book that will make you laugh and cry, or cheer and boo, in equal measures!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.97mm | 426.37g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507692455
  • 9781507692455

About Sally Ellis

In January 2010 my parents were both killed in a car accident. We were all in the car at the time, Mum and Dad were in the front and they died, but I was in the back and I survived almost unhurt. I guess it just wasn't my time to go? I have been incredibly lucky in having so many friends who, metaphorically or actually, held my hand as I walked down a long, dark road. Andrea, Caroline (both of them), Jane, Judy, Lisa, Mark, Martin, Sally and Stewart - my debt to you is far too large ever to be repaid. My solicitor, the Head of the Sixth Form at my former school and my councillor at the university have all given unstintingly of their time and expertise to help me - I will always be grateful for their support. My Mother's sister and my Father's brother took on a surrogate parent role with loving patience when supporting me and with commendable restraint when interacting with Granddad. I also need to mention the fellow members of the two bereavement support group I have attended. It was you that persuaded me that my story was worth telling and it was my ghost-writer that made my dream come true.show more