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by Alice Kuipers

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Author: Alice Kuipers
ISBN: 0230531229
ISBN13: 978-0230531222
Language: English
Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDRENS BOOKS (August 3, 2007)
Pages: 240
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Mom, I bought everything on the list except the chicken and the beans. It was FREEZING outside and carrying the bags back I thought my fingers were going to fall off. I NEED new gloves.

To the women in my family. Mom, I bought everything on the list except the chicken and the beans.

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, and two picture books. Her work has been published in twenty-nine countries

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, and two picture books. Her work has been published in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

Alice Kuipers is a Best Selling Author of Young Adult and Children's Picture Books. Moving and rich with emotion, Life on the Refrigerator Door delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative. Awards and Accolades. A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age.

About Alice Kuipers: Free Online Writing Course? . My first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, was published in 29 countries, won several awards and was named as a New York Times book for the Teen Age.

My first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, was published in 29 countries, won several awards and was named as a New York Times book for the Teen Age. My second is called Lost For Words in the US, and The Worst Thing She Ever Did everywhere else. It won the Arthur Ellis Award, was shortlisted for the White Pine and Willow Awards, and was published in eight territories.

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Heartfelt, touching, and unforgettable, Life on the Refrigerator Door is a glimpse into the lives of mothers and daughters everywhere. In this deeply touching novel told through a series of notes written from a loving mother and her devoted fifteen-year-old daughter, debut author Alice Kuipers deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world.

Your live-in servant, Claire Life on the Refrigerator Door is told exclusively . Alice Kuipers was born in London in 1979. She studied at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities

Your live-in servant, Claire Life on the Refrigerator Door is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year. Their story builds to an emotional crescendo when Elizabeth is diagnosed with breast cancer. She studied at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. In 2003, she moved to Saskatoon, Canada, where she now lives with her partner, Yann Martel.

Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire's mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal lives and their bond as mother and daughter, Claire and her mother find new love and devotion for one another deeper than anything they had ever imagined.

Heartfelt, touching, and unforgettable, Life on the Refrigerator Door is a glimpse into the lives of mothers and daughters everywhere. In this deeply touching novel told through a series of notes written from a loving mother and her devoted fifteen-year-old daughter, debut author Alice Kuipers deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world. Moving and rich with emotion, Life on the Refrigerator Door delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative.

Comments to eBook Life on the Refrigerator Door
skriper
Kuipers' illustration of a typical family who has to face great tragedy is done outstandly well. This was one of the sadest books I have ever read, but I am glad I read it. The story unfolds as notes left on the refrigerator door by the mother and the high school aged daughter characters. The characters are so well developed, even dad's character is reveiled through only a few words. Read it!
Nuadador
I was shocked to find that this book had only received an average of 3 stars from the people who have previously reviewed it. To me it's a gem! It's worthy of 5 stars! I read a copy from my local library & I'm buying it as gifts for friends. K. Sweeny gave this book a one star rating. Sweeny has to be one massively cynical person. I've read all the customer reviews & all the 3 star reviews seem so positive that I don't know why the reviewers only gave the book 3 stars. Some of them cried at the ending. Some spoke of giving the book to their Mom & others to read. Most spoke that it ended too soon & they wanted more. How is a book like that just 3 stars? If leaving the reader wanting more is a negative in those reviewer's minds, I'm speechless. I always thought that was a positive trait. Many said they read the book in 20 minutes. Whoopee, you can read fast. Why? You need to savor the words & emotions on the pages of this book.
This book definitely deserves 5 stars.
I wonder how many of the customers who have published reviews have raised or are raising teenagers.
I'm helping raise a 15-year old teenage girl. I thought I was reading her notes. This book is so realistic. Single working Moms can see themselves reflected in the notes left by the Mom.
So many families leave post-it notes on the fridge for each other. As far as I know this is the first time an author has written a book solely using notes posted on a fridge.
Even with her hands tied behind her back because of the technique she has chosen, the author was able to develop characters, make the reader care about her characters, write a tight plot, & maintain a flowing narrative.
Not only does this author deal very realistically with the interactions between a 15-year old teenage girl & her Mom (& her Dad) - but the author adds a terminal disease for the Mom. Somehow she knows how a young mother facing this crisis feels like. Somehow she is honest enough to include spats & conflicts even during this time of crisis between Mom & daughter.
I loved this book. It can only help parents & teenagers who read it have an even closer relationship. If they are having troubles, perhaps reading this book can help smooth the way to recovery.
How this author can touch so many actual emotions is amazing to me. I applaud her.
I applaud her with 5 stars.
I put a pox on cynics & naysayers. As for those readers complaining about wanting more . . . how is that bad?
This is the author's debut novel. Wow! What a triumph!
Cynics should stay away from this book. Curmudgeons need not open its covers. Speedreaders should slow down to savor the words & the emotions the book will bring out in the reader.
Ausstan
The format is unique and it's an easy short read even if the plot is pretty predictable.
I liked it.
AfinaS
But that's the only thing that was. I expected a novel with a few refrigerator notes peppered throughout, not a book with two or three sentences on each page. As for the story, I found it anticlimactic. I know others have enjoyed it, it just wasn't my style.
Chillhunter
garbage
Kata
My 13 yr old really liked the book
Morad
A real page-turner. Especially when there's only one sentence on a page. This is why the book is cheaper than other hardbacks of the same size.

Some thoughts about it:
-- A modern drama written on a typical medium of our time, the fridge note.
-- The story unfolds partly in the reader: the fragmentary input makes a continuum in the reader.
-- It has a rhythm and theme you can easily connect to.
-- Actually, you could also use the text to teach English as a foreign language.
-- A modern version of the epistolary.
-- A small book so you can take it with yourself and read it anywhere and whenever you have some time to spare.

The main topic is nothing special. You might even say that it was probably financed by the health department to warn women to take regular medical check-ups seriously. Another trite theme is the relationship between a teenage daughter and an overworked single/divorced mother, which carries no novelty either. However, the way the threads of the story are woven, does not let you see it that way while you are imbued in the tale and after putting the book down finished. The magic effect of a good story teller's tale wears out slowly, which was the case with this book for me. When looking at the red spine of the book on my shelf, I have a general positive feeling about it. How the story is told makes a difference here.
Good book, but it was ordered on 29 April and not delivered until 24 May!!! Poor!
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