Author(s): Terri Fields
"Did you hear?" "Who told you?" "Do you think it's really true?" Brutally honest and authentic in tone, this collection of voices centers on the suicide of high school freshman Anna Gonzales. Each piece, read alone, portrays a classmate's or teacher's personal reaction to the loss, taken hard by some, by others barely noticed. Read together, the poems create a richly textured and moving testimony to the rippling effects of one girl's devastating choice. Terri Fields has written a thought-provoking, important work that resonates with both pain and hope. This is a book that will stay with readers long after they put it down.
Terri Fields is the author of many books for children, including the young adult novels Holdup and After the Death of Anna Gonzales. She is also an educator, and was named Arizona's Teacher of the Year and selected to the All-USA Teacher Team. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.