Stone Water by Barbara Snow Gilbert

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In this compelling novel, Grant's grandfather asks his grandson to help him die if he is transferred to the terminal ward. Both of Grant's parents are lawyers, and his father is emotionally distant. Because his grandfather doesn't feel he can trust his son or daughter-in-law to honor his last wishes, he turns to Grant as his only hope. What will Grant decide, and what effects will the decision have on him? What kind of strain will the "wrong" decision put on his already troubled relationship with his parents? These are the central questions of this engaging book that sheds light on the moral, ethical, and legal implications of a very controversial issue. Stone Water is a selection of the Children's Literature Choice List, a New York Public Library Best Book of the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
 

About Barbara Snow Gilbert

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Gilbert is an attorney.
 
Published September 9, 2009 by namelos. 175 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Knowing that he dare not share the plea--most especially with his parents, who are already committed to authorizing heroic measures to keep Henry alive--Grant discreetly looks into the legal, ethical, moral, and religious implications of assisting a suicide, balancing them against his love and re...

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A 14-year-old boy is sure that his grandfather is ready to die, after the man suffers a massive stroke, and takes matters into his own hands. PW called this "

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After suffering a massive stroke, Grandpa Hughes, lying unconscious in a nursing home bed, cannot communicate his wishes to his family, but Grant, who understands the bull-headed rancher better than anyone, is sure that his grandfather is ready to die.

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A 14-year-old boy is sure that his grandfather is ready to die, after the man suffers a massive stroke, and takes matters into his own hands. PW called this "

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