The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
Seventeen-year-old Bobby Seed, the devoted but exhausted primary caregiver for his terminally-ill mother and difficult younger brother, finds respite in a support group and good friends, but must face his mother's impossible choice alone
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Family Member Death; Gay/Lesbian; Neurological Disorder; death of a mother; death; grief; loss; gay; gay teenager; multiple sclerosis
Carnegie Medal, 2019, Long List, Children's Book
Independent Book Shop Week Book Award, 2019, Short List, Children's Book
Irish Children's Book of the Year, 2018, Winner Young Adult
carer; illness; episodes; family; friendship; group therapy; meetings; retreat; drugs; alcohol; music; recording; assisted suicide
Conaghan, Brian, "The Weight of a Thousand Feathers" (2019). Diverse Families. 2064.