A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4) by Madeline L'Engle
October 28, 2011
During her sixteenth summer, Vicky Austin is surrounded by death. Her friend's father has just died, her own grandfather is dying, and another friend is threatening suicide. In the midst of all this, Vicky learns about the beauty and hope of human life as she draws closer to her family and friends. The themes can be troubling, but this is a good book to teach the hope behind death.