CA seven-year-old girl records the sudden death of her beloved older brother by writing her personal feelings in her diary. In her own innocent way, she tells about being able to see him when no one else can. She embraces this ability and is not afraid. Throughout this tender book, the little girl relates her experiences in feeling her brother s nearness, even when she cannot see him anymore. In her own trusting way, she knows that everything will be all right, and through her honest feelings, she is able to help her parents cope with their loss. She also learns about angels and knows that her brother is safe. Dear Diary: My Brother Died Today is the third in a trilogy about the circle of life. The story enables children to perceive the life in heaven that awaits them. Although fictional, the story s events could actually happen. Suzanne Gene Courtney wrote this children s story to fulfill a need. Even though children are innately trusting, they sometimes worry when a loved one dies. Since my son s passing in 1997, our family has received numerous messages from Christian mediums to help us gain knowledge about life on the other side. We continually receive great peace and clarity from our glimpses into Heaven, and through the guidance of our angels, we are leading positive, happy lives.
Published September 8th 2013
Current Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
I loved the thought behind the appearance of this book. You can tell the author did her research and made this very approachable to younger kids and has empathy with this story. I hope I never get to test this out, but if I knew someone in this situation I would easily recommend this book to them. I enjoyed the entire process being included in the story from seeing his brother, to seeing just a light and a small reminder, to having him no longer appear to her and him coming to her in a dream and saying his light lives in her heart now. The story made me tear up. The end was a nice surprise as well because I have never seen pennies as presents from above, but I did find one yesterday and looked back and smiled. It's a nice way to see them instead of just seeing if I have any luck with it being heads up. I would give this book a five out of five stars. It was simple and easy which is exactly what the targeted reader would need.