Life on the Refrigerator Door

Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Claire, I had a stressful weekend. It would be nice to come home and not be made to feel guilty. I hope school was interesting. There's some of the chicken (which was very good, by the way) left over. See you for breakfast. I want to talk to you about something. -Mom 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.

© Alice Kuipers; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Donna Holmes
  • 03-07-18

hard, emotional, true

my 11 year old step daughter read this book, and said I should too, said I would really love it. she wasn't wrong. this book is amazing. it's so powerfull and honest, I cried my way through the end of the book. it brought back so many memories of my childhood and what happened to my mum over 30 years ago and how I felt, it also brought back so many raw feelings of losing my husband 4.5yrs ago. I cried as much for memories as for the knowledge that my stepdaughter went through her own personal family trauma and how she has had to deal with it. I truly always want to protect her from ever having to feel anything like this again. An honest successful fiction book looking at teenage life, and a mum with cancer, and ultimately how it progresses into death.

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  • Cherry Shopper
  • 08-08-17

"sad and put me in the shoes of Claire"

The book was sad but some parts were hard to keep up with and wish the ending was a bit longer. overall the book was great would defentiely recommed.

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  • ReneAustin
  • 02-13-16

Amazing. it really moved me. I really enjoyed it.

my most memorable moment was when they spent time together watching films. I loved the way it was read.