"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, which is stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting.
Life on the Refrigerator Door is a brief but poignant read. I usually avoid subjects like this because, quite frankly, the death of a parent scares the hell out of me. However, I'm glad I read it, and I liked it.
Although it's a short book in terms of word count, the characters of Claire and Elizabeth are well developed and realistic, and their situation is heartbreaking. This book serves as a reminder that we can never know just how long we have left with someone, and to spend as much time with family and friends as we possibly can.