It does not matter what age you are when someone important in your life dies, it can be hard to cope. It is difficult to sort out your feelings and it doesn't help when people say you should be feeling a particular way. The simple fact is that whatever you feel is how you feel at that time. It may be difficult for others to understand you, but it does help if you can learn to recognise these feelings for yourself even if you cannot explain them to other people.
This website includes a section especially for young people that can help you as you try to deal with your feelings of loss and sadness.
It includes sections about practical issues such as funerals; going back to school or college; seeing the body or not. It also has pages about feelings - what is OK and not OK; learning about loss and adjusting to changes.