Saturday, August 15, 2009


Title: Life on the refrigerator door

Author: Alice Kuipers

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-06-137049-6

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone YA book

Setting: Duluth, MN

1st Sentence:

Hey Claire-Bear,


This is a book told in letters or more specific, notes left on the refrigerator door, between a mother and daughter. Claire's mom, Elizabeth, is a single mom and a doctor and doing the best she can. One day she finds a lump and the story goes on from there, between mother and daughter, about coping, handling, adjusting, living and dealing.

I had mixed feelings about this book, some of which I found expressed in another blog post about this book. My biggest complaint: A doctor, an OB-GYN at that, who doesn't have a pager or cell phone? Totally unrealistic.

I guess the book couldn't have been an epistolary if phone conversations were included, but still...

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