By Ann Brashares
Summer season is a time to develop
Polly has an idea that she can't cease puzzling over, person who consists of altering a couple of issues approximately herself. She's environment her points of interest on a
more glamorous existence, yet it's going to take all of her concentration. not less than that approach she won't need to watch her buddies relocating to date ahead.
Jo is spending the summer time at her family's seashore apartment, operating as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler ladies she'll see at highschool come September. She didn't expect a quick fling with a lovable boy altering her whole summer season. Or feeling embarrassed through her center institution associates. and she or he didn't expect her kinfolk in any respect. . .
Ama isn't an outdoorsy woman. She desired to be at an educational camp, doing examine in an air-conditioned library, incomes A's. as an alternative her summer time scholarship lands her on a barren region journey packed with flirting youngsters, blisters, most unlikely mountain climbing trails, and a tragic loss of hair items. it's a new summer time. And a brand new sisterhood. Come develop with them.
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WrITE A LETTEr. • A sympathy note, when written with genuineness and compassion, can be very comforting for mourners. • Communicate your concern and support, but avoid clichés. • Share memories of the person who died if appropriate. • Send your letter at a time when other support is waning—weeks or even months after the death. CArPE dIEm: Pick up a blank card and begin your note with this phrase: I’m so sorry that . . Write from the heart. 22. sAy IT WITH FLOWErs. • Flowers symbolize love and beauty and say for us what we could not possibly say at a time when words are inadequate.
OrGANIzE A mEmOry bOOk. • If the person who died was a member of your own social circle, it might be nice for you to surprise your friend with a memory book. • Phone others who loved the person who died and ask them to write a note or contribute photos. • Assemble the book and present it to your friend at an appropriate time. Honoring the first anniversary of the death with a memory book, for example, will let your friend know she’s still very much in your thoughts. • Other ideas: a memory box, photo buttons of the person who died (nice for a child or younger person), a memory quilt.
CArPE dIEm: Call your friend and ask what you can pick up for her at the store today. 29. TAkE yOUr FrIENd TO THE mOVIEs. • Movies tend to be healing, even for less emotional mourners. • Pick a movie about loss if you think it will help spur needed discussion. • Choose a comedy if your friend needs a pick-me-up. • Plays can also be moving; check local theater groups’ schedules. • Afterwards, stop for pie and coffee. CArPE dIEm: Drop by your friend’s house this evening with a rented movie and take-out food.