23 December 2013

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

Life on the Refrigerator Door
Series: Standalone
Publication date: August 3rd 2007
Publisher: MacMillan UK 
Genres: YA Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire's mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal lives and their bond as mother and daughter, Claire and her mother find new love and devotion for one another deeper than anything they had ever imagined.

Heartfelt, touching, and unforgettable, Life on the Refrigerator Door is a glimpse into the lives of mothers and daughters everywhere. In this deeply touching novel told through a series of notes written from a loving mother and her devoted fifteen-year-old daughter, debut author Alice Kuipers deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world. Moving and rich with emotion, Life on the Refrigerator Door delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative.

I have seen this book multiple times, I just never picked it up. But then one of my best friends recommended it, and then I had to read it. This book is really short, even though it is about 250 pages, it only took me an hour to read - because most of the pages consist of a couple of lines or the text only fills half the page. 

I really liked reading this book, even though you do not get to actually see the characters in action, you only get to know them through the notes. 
I liked seeing how the relationship between the mother and the daughter was - because it is very similar to me and my mothers relationship. 

This book teaches a valuable lesson, to appreciate what you have when you have it, and not just start when you find out somethings wrong. 

I thought this book was a happy one, in a way it is but something will change that!

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