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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5 out of 5 stars
By Donna Holmes on 07-03-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Cherry Shopper on 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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