Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder
Tyler, shy and anxious, had just survived her first year of college when The Worst Thing Ever happened: her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Suddenly, her entire world was turned upside down. This graphic novel follows Tyler and her family from diagnosis to sitting Shiva, and her membership in the Dead Mom Club beyond.
Anyone who has experienced loss will relate to Tyler’s honest portrayal of the broad range of emotions she felt. She also offers some great advice about what to do when you yourself are grieving (it involves a lot of tissue) and what to do and not do when comforting others. This graphic novel is recommended for readers in high school and up.