This review was written 9/4/09
Synopsis (from Amazon)
Beautifully told through notes left on their kitchen fridge, this is an intimate portrait of the relationship between a hard-working mother and her teenage daughter. Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, it is about being a ‘good mother’ or a ‘good daughter’, and is a reminder of how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them.
This is quite a nice little book, quite simple and a quick easy read, it only took me about an hour. As someone whose Mum has gone through breast cancer I could connect quite well with Claire’s character, not sure whether to worry or just try to act as if everything was normal and would be ok. In a way I found the idea of notes a bit unrealistic, I didn’t think such important things would be discussed on notes, or at least not to that extent, even though sometimes it is easier to write things down. I also think the book could have been better if
In all if you don’t have much time, or just want something easy to read this is a quite good choice as it still has some of the touching elements which are usually only in more challenging books, but if you want a story about cancer there are probably some better ones out there