personal expression combined with the stream-of-consciousness effect of the thought patterns. It gives wonderful insight into the writer. So when I saw this book I was immediately intrigued by the format. Then I turned to the first page and fell in love. Who wouldn’t like a 6-year-old character who writes to her not-yet-born baby sister and signs it “I love you already.”
I was concerned that my enthusiasm might falter or drop off as the book continued, but fear not fair reader, it stayed true and even grew. The author, Elisabeth Robinson, channels humor and wit and compassion and deep emotion in her sometimes hilarious, always fascinating exposés of the human heart. I rooted for Olivia, mourned for her, laughed with her, and often wanted to kick her—all of which made for a most enjoyable reading journey. A speedy journey, I will admit. I was so caught up in the story that I tended to skim the passages rather than sink into the words. The only fix for that is to read it again. Sigh.
For a fascinating voyage through the movie and medical industry (fueled by the author’s real life experiences) be sure to pick up your own copy of this book. I think you’ll love it as much as I do.