Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Elizabeth Berg and her Special Character

I am a fan of the author, Elizabeth Berg. I just finished a book by her called The Last Time I Saw You. The story is about people who get together for their high school reunion- their 30th if I recall correctly- and their expectations of who they each became.

I didn't expect it when one of the characters, a women named Candy, learns she has ovarian cancer shortly before the reunion. I don't want to go in to a lot of the details about her reaction to learning about her diagnosis ( in case some of you want to read it) but I will say I can totally get how she felt. I must admit that I was a bit afraid as I got further in to the book that Candy would die. Instead at the end of the book we see Candy go to her doctor for a follow-up visit and again Elizabeth Berg accurately portrayed her anxiety but also her hope for the future.

Thank you Elizabeth Berg for portraying an OC survivor in your book. So if you haven't read The Last Time I Saw You borrow it from the library or buy a copy and give it a read. And if you did read it what did you think about Candy?

Every Day is a Blessing

1 comment:

Janell said...

I'm going to get this one. Thanks for the recommendation.