"Always My Brother," written by Jean Reagan, provides a gentle, yet realistic depiction of a child going through the grieving process.  Becky and her older brother John are best friends, sharing a love of soccer, their dog Toby,  and knock-knock jokes.  When John dies--out of sight and without any explanation--Becky is left to cope with her feelings.

Reagan does a wonderful job of tracing how Becky doesn't know how to behave anymore.  Soccer is hard, since it is something she shared with John....
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