My True Story
By Erin Vincent
Delacorte Press, Paperback, 9780385733861, 306pp.
Publication Date: November 11, 2008
It's just another October day until Erin's parents are hit by a speeding tow truck. Mom dies instantly. Dad dies one month later, after doctors assure Erin he's going to make it. Now Erin and her sister are left to raise their baby brother and each other.
This is Erin Vincent's gripping true story of how one moment tears a family apart and how love and strength come together to rebuild what was lost. Grief Girl will break your heart and then fill you with hope, time and time again.
"After any death, there is bound to be searing anger as well as grief. In this amazing tale of woe, venality, treachery, larceny and plain old-fashioned abuse, Erin Vincent tells the story of her parents' death, and the harrowing Dickension fallout which then ensued. GRIEF GIRL is a story of righteous indignation, bruising sorrow but a final triumph that has you cheering for this wonderful woman by the end."
“A gripping memoir . . . glimpses of humor amid tragedy make this a pageturner.”—School Library Journal
“Any adolescent going through the grieving process will tearfully embrace her book.”—Booklist
“Intimate, honest narrative.”—Publishers Weekly