The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer (middle grade fiction, grief)
Grace is 12. She’s a writer, but since her mother died (and Grace blames herself), she has been unable to write. She has only ever lived with her mother, moving around often, but now she goes to lived with the grandmother she has never met. She has always wanted a place she could really call home, but with the grief and guilt over her mother’s death, can she really find a place in this town that may be able to truly become home?
This was a a very sweet book, and yet parts of it really feel raw. The reader can really feel everything Grace is feeling. It really paints an excellent portrait of grief, hope and friendship in the end. I highly recommend this story for middle grade readers or just about anyone who needs to read a good, hopeful story.