Charlie Loses a Friend (Paperback)
Charlie is best friends with Jayce who has a sister named Anna who is very ill. The three of them enjoy playing games together. One day Anna is taken to the hospital. Jayce spends the night with Charlie, and Charlie talks to Jayce to help him feel better and also suggests to Jayce that he meet with the school counselor.
This book follows the life of Charlie (Charlie-Charlie Faces the Big D-first in the Charlie series) who lives with his mother since his parents divorced. Next door is Jayce, his best friend, and Jayce's sister Anna. Because Charlie went through a hard time with the divorce, he sympathizes and is able to talk to Jayce, offer advice, and encourage him in the face of Anna's illness.
In the back of the book are words from counselors and also a section that gives advice about how to answer questions children may ask concerning death and a funeral.