If you are looking for a fast read that is not devoid of emotion try one of the multiple by Mitch Albom.
His books are short (in height and page number)
Usually less than 200 pages and nothing overly academic or anything you need to think hard to understand.
He is a New York Times Best selling author(and those are almost always great!)
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Not too long ago I read
A story about Eddie, his death, and …his life
Reflections of his life
Reflections of your life
Mitch gives us ways to reconcile our past
appreciate our present
through Eddie’s journey to/through heaven.
I would recommend this book for grades 4 -adult of course parents know their child best and should always pre-read books to determine if their child can handle the subject matter.