"Claire and her Doctor/Mother live their relationship out in a series of notes left on the refrigerator door over a one year span. Then low and behold, a crisis hits and we see how shallow a teen daughter can be and how when communication between parent and child breaks down, there is always the refrigerator door. This small quick read book left me expecting that there should have been more. Wish there was. http://tinyurl.com/29dpyv
I read this book in a matter of a couple of hours, which is absolutely unheard of for me. However, each page is a note left on the refrigerator, and sometimes there is only a sentence on the page. It is moving and touching, and left me feeling very sad yet uplifted (difficult to describe). While I find it sad that such important topics are âdiscussedâ on the âfridge notes, it is still quite plausible to me. Of course, there are events and discussions that happen in person and NOT in a note, that are left to the imagination of the reader, so one gets the understanding that there really is a relationship between the two. I recommend this book, though I think I'd borrow it from the library since it is such a fast read. I got mine from PBS and put it back up for trade the same day!
This book hit really close to home for me - my sister is recovering from breast cancer - second round and I just could not finish it. I do like the style that is was written though. It just hit some of my raw emotions.
These words in the review "Heartfelt, touching, and unforgettable" describe it to a T. I agree with another reviewer who said it was a quick read, I finished it in less than an hour. While quick, I was engrossed the whole time.
My Rating: A+
This is a quick but not at all light read. It will keep you thinking afterwards for a long time. I think this book will probably stay with me for the rest of my life. It's a perfect example of how life can get away from you, and how you must slow down and take stock in the things that truly matter.
It's wonderfully written and any daughter who has a mother will completely understand the frustrations and fears that are expressed in this book.
I do regret buying it new though. It took me all of 45 minutes to read and I paid 15.00 for it new. Get it used, or from your local library or a friend. But share it with others! I intend to keep an eye out for more books from Alice Kuipers.