On the evening of September 24, 2004, sixteen-year-old Alicia María Betancourt was killed in a car accident. Popular, happy, fun-loving Alicia-daughter, sister, and friend to so many-gone in an instan
On the evening of September 24, 2004, sixteen-year-old Alicia María Betancourt was killed in a car accident. Popular, happy, fun-loving Alicia-daughter, sister, and friend to so many-gone in an instant. How would those left behind cope with such a sudden, devastating loss?
Wrestling with grief, anger, mortality, and spirituality, Alicia's loved ones struggle to create a lasting place in their hearts for someone who is no longer a physical presence. They share joyful and painful memories, and discover the resilient power of enduring friendship and love. In time, each person finds a way to heal while keeping Alicia's vibrant spirit alive for those who knew her, and those who never will.
Alicia Afterimage is a remarkable story of loss and recovery, but mostly it is a story of love. In this moving tribute to an extraordinary girl, readers will find a pathway through grief and a road map to remembrance. It is a book of comfort for all-teens and adults-who seek a way to ease the pain of losing someone they cherished.
This is Lulu Delacre's first novel.
Lulu Delacre is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books, several of which she also wrote or compiled, and a nonfiction novel for teens. A native of Puerto Rico, Delacre lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and their daughter. For more information about Lulu Delacre visit luludelacre.com.
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