“I laughed. I cried. It moved me Bob.” – the famous words of Larry the Cucumber from VeggieTales. Although I laughed more than I cried.
In Reconstructing Natalie (Women of Faith Fiction #18) by Laura Jensen Walker, Natalie Moore is twenty-seven when she learns she has breast cancer. This book is her journey. Her ups and downs. Her going from a young lady that is dependent on her parents to a young lady that learns to take risks. In a single diagnosis, her life is changed. It’s up to her to decide whether it’s for the better.
I was interested in reading this book when I found it on a chick-lit list on amazon.com. I looked it up on our library’s web page and sure enough, the library had it. I was hooked from the first sentence: “I’m obsessed with breasts.”
Natalie may be a character in a book, but, she can live in all of us. We can draw from her strength and learn to look life in the eye and not give in to it when life threatens to bring us down.