This book was chosen by my local book club as our 100th book since we formed several years ago. Read on to see my review.
It’s a long time since a book made me cry, but this one did! We know how the story ends because it’s about a terminally ill girl in hospital who befriends an elderly woman. What we learn from both of them is that we all have stories to tell about our lives, however long or short we perceive them to be. I loved reading this book, it made me laugh, it made me cry, and ultimately it made me happy.
This was chosen by my local book club and is the 100th book we have read as a group since forming several years ago. I agree that it was an excellent and appropriate choice.
About the Book
Life is short.
No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with.
Dodging doctor’s orders, she joins an art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted eight-three-year-old from the next ward. Their bond is instant as they realize that together they have lived an astonishing one hundred years.
To celebrate their shared century, they decide to paint their life stories: of growing old and staying young, of giving joy, of receiving kindness, of losing love, of finding the person who is everything.
As their friendship deepens, it becomes vividly clear that life is not done with Lenni and Margot yet.
An extraordinary friendship. A lifetime of stories. Their last one begins here.
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