“Remembering Raquel” by Vivian Vande Velde

“Remembering Raquel” by Vivian Vande Velde is a moving and thought provoking book about the death of a young teenage girl.

Raquel was a fourteen-year-old girl who most people never noticed. She was just one of those average people that are all too often overlooked. But then she dies in a tragic accident, and everyone around her is effected in some way.

“Remembering Raquel” is basically an extensive collection of people’s reactions to Raquel’s death. From the grief of her father and her friends, to the mixed reactions of her classmates the author realistically captures the aftermath of an unexpected and shocking death. Velde captures the stages of mourning: shocked disbelief, feelings of responsibility, and grief. This work of art is a vast and moving panorama of thoughts and feelings, in all ranges and extremes.

I would highly recommend that you read “Remembering Raquel.” This one-of-a-kind book is too special and too moving to pass by. The back cover sums up the entire book in one sentence: “How would you be remembered?”

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Inkweaver Review 2008-03-20T09:55:00-05:00

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