See You in Two Minutes, Ma by Linda Allen
'See you in two minutes, Ma!' were the last words 15-year-old Darragh Sherry spoke to his mother, Linda, on the day before he took his own life. In this heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting book based on her journals, Linda takes us from shock and disbelief, through anguish and despair, to a tentative recovery as she attempts to make sense of the tragedy. With the support and solidarity of family, friends and strangers, Linda begins to rebuild her life and look towards the future, while a series of remarkable coincidences convinces her that those who have left us may be closer than we think. Linda talks about the impact of Darragh's suicide on his teenage friends, who are left reeling in the wake of his fateful decision. As music brings them together to share their pain and cope with their grief, Linda comes to understand that the innate sensitivity of youth must be protected and cultivated.