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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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Jan 13, 12

Read from January 08 to 12, 2012

This book was both scary and amazing at the same time. It's downright frightening to think about slowly losing your memories and all sense of self. Genova told this story through Alice's eyes which proved to be a powerful view. I had a great aunt who suffered from early onset Alzheimer's and I remember very little about her during her healthy years. I mostly remember he towards the end, when she was nothing like her former self. I learned quite a bit about the disease I did not know from this book and it gave me a perspective that I never thought of in terms of my great aunt. Part of me is scared this is a present gene in my family which raises the question would I want to know if I carry it? This book does a good job with raising questions in that area. Beautifully written and executed in my opinion.
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Lisa Ooh yes, this was a good book! Very thought provoking and sad, like you said.


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