This is the story of two friends - Helen, and Nicola. Nicola has terminal cancer and is desperately ill, yet she seeks all sorts of alternative treatments believing that death is not about to claim her. Helen patiently nurses Nicola, and battles through helplessness, sadness, rage, guilt and self-reproach as she wants to protect her friend from the quake doctors who want to make a quick buck, and yet on the other hand, reluctant to take the last remaining glimmer of hope from her friend.
The author brilliantly describes the complex emotions that Helen went through in simple comprehensible, and easy-to-relate-to language. The author successfully demonstrated that death can be a huge strain on even the most solid of friendships, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed and give up the good fight sometimes.
There were hilarious parts and sobering ones. I read this book easily in a few hours, and found myself pausing several times to take a breath and reflect on the book.
Certainly a good book to read....Continua