This book was incredibly hard to read, yet incredibly hard to put down. Knowing someone in my family with Alzheimer’s and who who is also named Alice, I was afraid it would be too much for me and put it off for a while. Having seen just how awful the disease is firsthand, I didn’t think I needed to learn about it more. However, with any book that has received fantastic reviews and has been turned into a very successful movie, I decided that I had to suck it up. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time I read a book that hit a little to close to home.
I absolutely loved this book. It was on the shorter side and I might have enjoyed reading about someone who might not be so rich and successful, but I’m honestly just so glad that someone took the time to write about this disease. It means a lot to me and I’m sure even more to those who have been more directly affected Everything felt real and honest and this didn’t feel like the typical “sad book” where I feel like the author’s only purpose is to make us cry. No, this book simply wanted to show how even the best can fall down. And,I can easily say, it did a pretty damn good job of doing so. It is certainly not an easy read emotionally, but it is definitely a book worth reading. I think everyone can learn something from this book. I know I did.