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Rage Has a Hold on Sammy by Angela Wiggins - Book Tour & Review

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Rage Has a Hold on Sammy
by Angela Wiggins

Rage Has A Hold On Sammy is the story of an eight year old boy named, Sammy. He and his father are very close, even though his parents are divorced. Then one day, his grandmother calls; Sammy's dad passed away. After the initial shock, Sammy's behavior changes into a defiant, disrespectful child. How can he get over this terrible feeling that has a tight hold on him? Children that experience the loss of a parent have a difficult time? Some of those children become angry and hostile like Sammy. This book will help children in the same situation realize their not alone.

Information about the Book

Title: Rage Has a Hold on Sammy
Author: Angela Wiggins
Release Date: 12 September 2018
Genre: Childrens
Page Count: 19
Publisher: Angela Wiggins Publishing

My Review
Rage Has a Hold on Sammy is a children's book about a little boy named Sammy who loses his father to diabetes. Sammy's not sure how to deal with his emotions, and he begins acting out, focusing on rage rather than find a way to channel his grief in a good way. His mom has to help him learn that it's okay to be sad and upset, but it's not okay to lash out at everyone. Others are grieving too, and together, they can share their emotions and start to heal. 
I think this is a really good, helpful book for both parents and kids who may be dealing with the loss of a loved one. Young children may not necessarily understand what has happened, and being angry is natural. But teaching them how to properly channel those emotions is necessary, and I think this book showcases that in a good way. 
I give it 4 stars.
Author Information

Angela Wiggins was born and raised in Massachusetts. She now lives in Connecticut with her two children.

She attended Everest University in Tampa, Florida, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She then went on to have a successful career in law enforcement before taking up her current role as a teacher.

Now, Angela has turned her writing hobby into something that will help others. Her first book, Rage Has a Hold on Sammy, was inspired by real-life events and is based on her son who at eight-years-old lost his father. His struggle with the grief and anger he felt after the loss compelled Angela to act in meaningful ways. She hopes this book will help other youngsters to deal with, and come to terms with, their own grief.

Angela loves to spend time with her children. She also loves travelling, reading, writing, and music. She also found great fulfillment in the volunteer work she did at Suffolk Juvenile Domestic Court in Suffolk, Virginia.

Angela's hope for the future is to become a well-known author of children's books. She's also a passionate believer in the quote, "A dad is a son's first hero and a daughter's first love."

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