Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

Life on the Refrigerator Door was originally published as a children’s title, but the second edition will be under an adult imprint. It’s easy to see why, as this is a story that will appeal across the ages.

The format of the book is rather unusual, as each page is dedicated to a note shared between a mother and daughter. Some of these are long, but many are fairly short, as you would expect. This makes for a book that grabs your attention, and keeps you reading. The downside is that for faster readers, it can be over rather quickly.

The story itself is of a mother and teenage daughter, both so caught up in their own separate lives, that they have little time to spend together. There main form of communication is through the notes that they leave for each other.

The author has captured both of these characters well.. the mother who has her busy life, and is unwilling to face up to her health issues; and the teenage daughter, also caught up with her boyfriend, and school, and unsure how to communicate her feelings.

For me, the downside was the length of the book, and I did feel that there was potential for more content. However, the well captured characters, and the overall story make this a recommended book.

Published by panmacmillan

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One thought on “Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

  1. What a clever idea!

    I suppose the brevity of the book was because the original intended audience was teens (in the age of short IMs and such). How nice that it has such cross-over appeal for adults.

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