The Department of Lost & Found
Natalie Miller had a great life: good boyfriend, great job, a life that was really going somewhere. But then came that dreaded word––cancer. And nothing will ever be the same again. Her boyfriend dumped her, her job as a Senator's aide is going down the tube due to some nasty leaks to the press, and her body has become a slave to the whims of chemo. Natalie is not sure how...more
Not only does Ned pick the time immediately post...more
What upset me was the attitude of 'entitlement' that permeates the entire book. The idea that someone who has an almost perfect life for 30 years, but who then has it a little bit tough for a short period of time is hard done by... just left me really shocked.
It made me wonder if the author has any idea that for a huge percentage of the world's population...well, they would give anyth...more
When Natalie is given her diagnosis, her current boyfriend dumps her. She sets her sights on contacting the five true loves from her past, to find out why their relationships didn't last. I thought that t...more
Also, I found it hard to like the...more
So, it's going to be very shot and brief: the story is very slow and I never felt any kind of up-and-down emo...more
One thing I clearly remember about this book was finding it somewhat unique that Natalie Miller was not quite 30 years old, yet, was facing stage 3 breast cancer...a cancer tha...more
I must say that the plot line wasn't that unsurprising and the ending was as expected but it didn't matter because what was taken most from the book was lessons about life, love and finding yourself and what is rea...more
Started this book on Friday night and finished it Saturday morning. I love Scotch's writing style...easy to read, fluid, quick. Book is somewhat predictable, but I was okay with that! Book club books have been a bit more on the serious side lately, s...more
I'm learning to appreciate more and more as a reader, especially the perspective it provides. For awhile you get to be an observer of another life - you can sometimes anticipate things they cannot. This is what I found during this story. I could see where there the story...more
I also thought the depiction of cancer in the book was more a convenient plot device than a real life or death struggle, as it is in most real lives. Not that I haven't had many moments of black humor about my own cancer but it didn't really work here.
The message of this novel was to find it within yourself to become the person you are meant to be and not let anything get in your way, even yourself. I can absolutely relate to the message, which made the reading more meaningful to me.
Winn Scotch's best friend died of breast cancer, which is why she chose her protagonist to hav...more
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