Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers
Imagine your life is so busy that you and your mother leave notes for each other on the refrigerator as your main method of communication. Fifteen year old Claire’s mother is a doctor, and often home late or out early on call. Between school, her friends and her blossoming social life, Claire finds that she is not home often when her mother is. When Claire’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, they find more time to be together, but still use the notes as a way of saying things too hard to do face to face. This book is a fast read, but talks about important issues we all face. I felt like I really got to know Claire and her mom, and cared about what happened to them.
Reviewed by Mrs. Goldstein-Erickson