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I really enjoyed the topic of how an accident that led to brain trauma changed the life of a busy young mother. The writing was good and it made it a quick read, however there were many moments where I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. I found myself wanting to yell at the book "Yeah, I get it, she doesn't know where the left is..."
I am always fascinated by writers who have successful careers outside of writing and become very successful writers as well. Lisa Genova is one of those writers. She does a phenomenal job of writing about the details of ordinary life while telling an extraordinary story. I understand that I am reading fiction, but am so drawn to the characters that I feel that they are real. While the condition in Left Neglected is relatively obscure, I was fascinated to learn about it through Lisa's fictional c ...more
Just like Lisa Genova's earlier novel, "Still Alice", I loved "Left Neglected"! This is a story of a woman named Sarah whose harried life is so over-scheduled; she is constantly trying to juggle 80-hour work weeks with her children's PTA meetings, sports events, & other activities. In those rare evenings when she can take a little time to relax with her also-over-scheduled husband, they often find themselves immersed in their laptops, making sure they keep up with the mountain of emails that ...more
Not as gripping or stunning as her "Still Alice", this book is nevertheless an easy but interesting read. We learn about the debilitating affliction knows as Left Neglect and realise that even tragedy has a purpose, a lesson to be learnt: a lot of us need to slow down our over-crowded lives - something I have had to learn myself. Most importantly, the story reminded me to be so grateful for health; it stays with you long after the book is finished. Definitely worth the read.