This novel is about a breast cancer survivor and I found it quite similar to the book I reviewed a while back called Reconstructing Natalie.
The main character in this book is also named Natalie. She’s a very strong and independent woman hoping to be president one day. Until she’s hit out of left field with the diagnosis of breast cancer. It completely redefines who she is and what she wants from her life. I connected with Natalie and came to feel her struggles and triumps in her fight against cancer and her will to survive in the worst of times.
This book is about strength, courage, and hope. Although the subject is difficult, the author keeps it light and funny at times while still making us feel all the emotions that this type of novel evokes.
From the first page of this book I was hooked and just had to keep reading what would happen with Natalie next. I always say when I have a good book on the go that it calls me-this one called me.
It’s encouraging to read books like The Department of Lost & Found and Reconstructing Natalie that show us that there are women who survive breast cancer and this hope is needed. I think they are both hopeful novels for anyone going through breast cancer to read and for those on the sidelines trying to be supportive-well worth reading.