Metro Reco: Life on the Refrigerator Door
As you know, I’m a big fan of concise writing, so when I heard about a book comprised entirely of post-it notes, you’d think I’d have been excited. Well, not so much. The literary snob in me was very sceptical about the whole concept.
I was wrong. Again. (I should be used to it by now).
I read life on the refrigerator door in one sitting, in about half an hour. Consisting of a series of notes between a single mother and her teenaged daughter, the entire story takes place in less than a year. Telling so much with very few words (and telling as much by what it omits) the story is gripping, the characters real.
It’s a bittersweet and stirring little book. I’m glad I gave it a chance.
I’d like you to give it a chance too--I have five copies for the first folks to email me at metro[underscore]mama[at]hotmail[dot]com. (Sorry, just Canada!)