byAlice Kuipers

Paperback | August 22, 2009

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ALICE KUIPERS is the author ofLife on the Refrigerator Door. Sold in twenty-nine countries, it was the winner of the Saskatchewan First Book Award, the Sheffield Libraries Choice Award and the Grand Prix de Viarmes. It was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and was named aNew York TimesBook for the Teen Age. Her second YA novel,The Wors...
Title:LIFE ON THE REFRIGERATOR DOORFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:August 22, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0002006804

ISBN - 13:9780002006804

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from take note - must read! (pun intended) I was not expecting to enjoy this book so much despite the sad ending. It really reminds you to stop and take a moment to think about and enjoy the presence of your loved ones because who knows when they'll no longer be there for you. Remember not to get so caught up in the busy world that surrounds us.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book so much. I read this book twice and it still breaks my heart everytime.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read it in a couple of hours. Really simple, really good, but really sad!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will Make You Cry This book is fantastic. it does not take long to read it, but it is WORTH IT. Fantastically and Uniquely written.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! This book was a delight. Fast paced, funny, tender and sad. Made me appreciate the relationship I have with my own mother.
Date published: 2010-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Sweet! I tend to be a slow reader but i was able to finish this novel in 2 hours. Even though it will take you an hour or so to read, the story will stay with you forever. The story is based on notes between a mother and daughter who tend to be too busy to talk to each other directly. It's how they deal with groceries, school problems, etc. When a devastating problem occurs, it challenges and redefines the relationship they have with one another. A great mother-daughter read.
Date published: 2010-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful I was suggested this book during "Public Library Week" and I am so glad (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) that I took it home. I sat down and read it in one fell swoop ... laughed, cried, loved it! An amazing first novel from a first-time novellist who is not (as I thought) the actress from the Star Trek Next Generation move (that is alice krige!!!) LOL
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching book. A good book that can be completely read a a couple of hours. Touching story told in an unconventional way. A nice mother-daughter story.
Date published: 2008-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Read This is a quick 45 minute read that every mother & daughter would enjoy. It was a beautiful book about how easily life gets in the way of what is truly important in life.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fraustrated me a little bit... It certainly had me stuck reading it but there were parts that I thought They could have easily stepped out the door and talked in the yard .It's fairly short to read and you'll probably read it in one go .I'm glad I didn't buy the book but in the same breath glad I read it. On the other hand my 14 year old really enjoyed it .So all in all it a good library book.
Date published: 2007-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't put it down! I couldn't put it down until the final page! I was impressed by the author's original and creative endeavor to capture the essence of a mother-daughter relationship in something as simple as notes on a refrigerator door. It had a special meaning to me because you can always find me hurriedly scribbling notes on the refrigerator door! It's amazing what can be communicated through such an effortless act of writing a note. This is a beautiful piece of work that will surely capture your soul and cause you to re-evaluate the relationships in your life which are closest to you in nature, yet often neglected.
Date published: 2007-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! This book was incredible. It was so realistic. This book had me from start to finish. I was crying through the entire thing. I loved it.
Date published: 2007-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Cute! I just finished reading this book (it took me about an hour!)...what a quick and easy, but wonderful read. The story of a mother and daughter who can never seem to be at home enough to actually talk, besides the notes they write to each other on the refrigerator door.'s a crier!
Date published: 2007-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read I ABSOUTLY LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I couldnt put it down and read it in 2 hours. Its a good read.
Date published: 2007-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A sweet and moving tale told in pieces This story tells the tale of a mother and daughter during an extremely difficult year, but told entirely through notes they leave each other on the fridge. It's a charmingly told tale, with an interesting mechanic for telling the tale. If you suspend your disbelief at the length and breadth of some of the notes, you'll be moved, and the finale is tear-worthy.
Date published: 2007-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome A lot can be said with very few words and Alice Kuipers proves that in her new book "Life on the Refrigerator Door". It would have been very easy to read this book from cover to cover in one sitting as the story draws you in and won't let you go, but I am happy to say I took my time and savoured every word.
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