Blog Tour & Feature: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on April 22, 2019, in Blog Tour, Feature, Future releases / 4 Comments

Blog Tour & Feature: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

At some point in our lives, we will all go through a grieving process. Maybe we will lose a loved one. Maybe a life changing event happens and we lose ourselves. In How It Feels to Float, Biz has lost her dad and is going through life…floating. Sometimes you might someone you care about floating through life and you won’t know how or when or what to do or say. We have a few tips below – check them out and check out How It Feels to Float, out May 7th!

Blog Tour & Feature: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

How It Feels to Float

by Helena Fox
Published by: Dial Books
on May 7, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 384

Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, who loves her so hard, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was six. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine.

But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears, and with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet.

How to Support Your Friends When They are Grieving or Struggling

–> Know that people grieve differently. This process could be informed by their cultural/religious norms and/or personal experiences, and the process doesn’t have to be linear. It’s not the same for each person – it might not even be the same for that person from situation to situation.

–> Know what to say – or what not to say. Acknowledge. Express concern. Let them talk. Ask how they’re doing. Use silence. Offer support. Avoid the dreadful “they’re in a better place” statement. Don’t ask them to be thankful.

–> Offer to help with the little stuff. During the grief process, the littlest things can become big. Grocery shopping. School drop off/pick up. Company during arrangements or even walks.

–> Support in the long term. Outward appearance does not equate healing. Be mindful of special days, anniversaries, and holidays. Watch for signs of depression.

We hope this helps <3.

Follow the Tour

Week One

April 22 – BookCrushin – Listicle: How to support your friends when they are grieving or struggling – KICKING OFF THE TOUR

April 23 – The Reading Corner for All – Creative Instagram Picture + Review

April 24 – Musings of a (Book) Girl – Listicle + Review  

April 25 – Gladiator Glory – Creative Instagram Picture + Review

April 26 – Hello Jenny Reviews – Creative Instagram Picture  

Week Two

April 29 – Bookish Connoisseur – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

April 30 – Lifeofpages_ – Listicle: 10 reasons why you need to read How It Feels to Float

May 1 – @lifebytheink – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

May 2 – Morganreadsalot – Creative Instagram Picture + Review

May 3 – Biblioreviews – Creative Instagram Picture

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4 responses to “Blog Tour & Feature: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I just finished this book this weekend and it is a stunning, beautiful, poetic/lyrical, and raw debut.