This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for advanced ESL learners. The story centers around a young girl named Laura who is trying to cope with the loss of her grandmother. Laura manages to rediscover her self when she finds a puppy on the side of the road. She also gets a chance to spend some time with her old time crash and she mends the broken bond with her best friend.
The text explores different emotional roadblocks that teenagers may face while experiencing loss for the first time. After carefully reading the story, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in depth classroom discussion on topics related to mental health, emotional healing and self motivation. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.