Monday 26 November 2018

Rage has a Hold on Sammy by Angela Wiggins #RageHasAHold #BlogTour

Rage Has a Hold on Sammy

Today I am pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for Rage Has a Hold on Sammy by Angela Wiggins.  My thanks go to Faye at Authoright for my spot on the blog tour. 

About the Book

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 behaviour 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.


Today I have a review from Amelia for this book.  We normally read these books together but parental duties have been chaotic this week so Amelia has read and reviewed this all by herself. 

Amelia’s review  

This is an amazing book to help kids going through tough times and that getting angry and upset will not help to solve the problem.  This book will help people to understand how to solve problems and maybe you can talk to people / friends about your problems. 

My review

Rage Has a Hold on Sammy is about Sammy who at the tender age of 8 has a very close relationship with his father despite his parents being divorced.   Sammy learns from his mum that his dad has passed away and the grief that Sammy is feeling spills over into his every day life.  He is not the usual happy child that he was (which is understandable) and doesn’t really care that he is getting himself in trouble at school and at home. 

His mum and teachers don’t know what to do with him until he is made to see the school counsellor who sits and listens to him.  He doesn’t pretend that things will be easier overnight but encourages him to come to terms with his grief and focus on the present day.

I managed to read this book in a few minutes and found that it was quite a touching book to read, dealing with the death of a parent to a very young child, a child who has probably never experienced the death of a close family member before.  The pictures are encouraging and can reflect on some of the story but the overall concept of the book enables children to deal with the repercussions of the death of a close family member. 

About the Author

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 the 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 fulfilment 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."

Social Media Links

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My thanks to Angela Wiggins for providing a copy of this book, the publishers Angela Wiggins Publishing and also Faye Rogers @ FayeRogersUK for my spot on the blog tour.  

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