Great book on a tough topic
By K. Grawitch
As a school social worker who works with children and teens, I try out books of all kinds that might speak to kids. 'For Love of Teddy' is a terrific choice for anyone who wants to broach the topic of drug use and the importance of making good choices with preteens and teens. It could be used with a classroom group or at home with your own children. The subject matter is serious, but the author approaches it in a realistic, but not overly graphic manner. Moreover, the language is engaging without resorting to crassness or vulgarity. I envision using this book with my own children when they begin junior high.
For the Love of Teddy
By Lyn Hale
This is a book that should be read and discussed by the whole family. The dangers of drugs are taught by parents and in the schools, but children will be able to identify with both Michael and Teddy as realistic examples of two kids struggling to do the right thing, while weighing their options and consequences. This book should be read by families as they teach their children not only about the dangers of drugs, but about working through some of life's tougher problems and accepting there can be undesired consequences even when you are doing the right thing.