Life on the Refrigerator Door

Life on the Refrigerator Door

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2007.
ISBN: 9780002006804
Characteristics: 220 p. ;,19 cm.


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Dec 24, 2014

Cried. Cried so hard. Very emotional. Very well-written. Ugh, very good book.

PimaLib_JB Oct 28, 2014

Imagine this. You're Claire, an only child who's not a child, almost an adult, almost able to take care of yourself. Not that you have a choice about taking care of yourself, anyway. Your dad's not in the picture, and your mom's a big-shot doctor.

You and your mom hardly ever see each other, but you love each other very much, so you stay in touch the easiest way you know how. By jotting down a quick sticky note to each other as you run out, and sticking it to the fridge. Sometimes it's a grocery list. Sometimes it's news about a date. Sometimes it's a complaint, we never see each other any more! But there's plenty of time for that later, right? Then one day, there's bad news on the fridge that changes everything.

Curious? This is a fast read, because it's told completely through these notes. Claire's story isn't an easy read, though. Some might even call it heartbreaking.

Aug 02, 2014

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad that I read it. It is an amazing book but it is emotional. I didn't think I would be that into it but it was truly amazing

Aug 06, 2012

Very sad, found myself crying at the end of it. But really touching. I know personally the pain of losing someone to this disease. Helped me to remember the good times

loonylovesgood Aug 05, 2011

Read this in one day. Very sad, but I like the note-writing style.

Jul 22, 2011

Interesting story of a mother-daughter relationship and courage in the face of illness. I liked the original format of telling a story through notes.

TheRachelS Jun 16, 2011

Recommended by Lainey

Apr 21, 2011

I really enjoyed this story, and was able to read it in an afternoon. It was really nice to see the relationship between mother and daughter develop. Well done.

Cait_Sidhe Jul 20, 2010

Such a sad story but also so poignant, especially as the relationship between mother and daughter becomes more apparent the further into this book you get. Well worth a read

Oct 18, 2009

very nice

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