PLEASE SEE ME a novel by Susan Berry
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A journey through darkness to light, the story is told in seven voices including that of the protagonist Junior, who is murdered at seventeen, and unexpectedly turns hero upon his return to earth as a spirit. He finds himself in the Earthkeepers classroom on the day that a ten year old points an assault rifle at Mrs. Berry, his mind controlled by the demons Dilly brings to school.
Eleven year old Dilly is highly susceptible to the forces of evil. Under the influence of his Grandmother’s witchcraft for hire schemes, his mental health issues and history of family violence go unaddressed.
Kim Lee, the gentle “peace” officer struggles with societal and professional expectations. Aspiring to bring love and understanding to all he serves he must come to terms with his own inner torment as he witnesses the blighted lives of the families in his neighborhood; abuse and neglect, poverty, mental illness and addiction, and gun violence.
Mrs. Berry is a trauma-sensitive educator whose social emotional learning program for at-risk elementary school students is called Earthkeepers. Skilled at redirecting children's reactive behavior and teaching love and kindness as a way of life she understands all too well that children today grow up in a world that can be scary, dangerous, and violent. This story is about the children and families who benefit from the mindful practices she teaches through The Web of Life and The Way of the Circle - and those who do not.
You will not see the ending coming!
Please See Me will appeal widely to readers of coming of age fiction, memoirs, suspense, metaphysical mystery, and contemporary magical realism, as well as educators and parents wishing to learn more about the prevalence of childhood trauma and the need to respond with empathy and understanding.
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