Roald Dahl is the master of dispensing with literary parents in fun and inventive ways.

James and the Giant Peach: Roald Dahl. any book by Roald Dahl is worth reading!

YA novel in verse about a teen who loses her mother and then has to go live with her father, whom she's never met. Oh yeah, and he's a famous Hollywood actor.

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies: Sonya Sones

A remarkable young teen cares for her siblings after her mentally ill mother abandons them. Second in a fabulous series.

actually want to read all of these books in the Tillerman Series. I LOVED Homecoming when i had to read it in grade. i think of those 4 kids often.would love to read the rest to see what happens to them.

Funny, tragic, and hopeful all rolled into one YA novel--one of the best about mother loss I've ever read.

Cures for Heartbreak Margo Rabb Bibliotheque Locale

A Series of Unfortunate Events, most unfortunate for Violet, Klaus, and Sunny's parents.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Weird,scary, and exciting.

Hilarious and heartbreaking middle grade novel about a boy making his way in the world after his mother's death.

Alan Silberberg - Author Grade 4 and up ".Alan Silberberg has written an astounding illustrated novel that deals with the loss of a parent. Alternatively hilarious and heartbreaking, readers will be drawn to Milo and his family and friends.

Gutwrenching, remarkable book of a teen in a rehabilitation facility after the traumatic death of his parents.

Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Zach is eighteen, bright, and articulate. He's also an alcoholic, in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there.

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