Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 5, 2008

Life On The Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariredmond @ 4:17 am

LOTRD (Ok that is dangerously close to the Lord of the Rings so I won’t use that often) is a novel that is literally a collection of notes left by a single mother and teenage daughter on the door of their fridge.  This book was a surprisingly quick and easy read, but that does not imply that it’s message is less important.  In a roundabout way, we are persuaded to take more time to spend with the ones we love before it is too late.  I won’t give away the premise of the novel, but it is a great read for anyone speeding through life, or anyone who has lost sight of life’s priorities.  Do we work to live or live to work? How would we handle a devastating challenge if we were dealt that hand? If you had a tragic secret would you share it or keep it to yourself to protect the innocence of those around you?

These are several of the questions that I asked myself after reading this novel.  It might also be a great read for a teen (probably a girl particularly since there is not a male presence in the story at all) who is reluctant to read, because of the easy language and quick progression of the story.

I am dying to start Specials (the 3rd novel in the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield) but I am not sure if I will have time before our next class meeting!

~Kari

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