By Edeet Ravel
This is a very sad but also inspiring book by my favorite Canadian author of all time, Edeet Ravel!
The story is about a single mother Elise. She is completely devoted to her son. But one day the incomprehensible happens: he is killed in a car accident and she is left all alone. She feels isolated and abandoned. her despair gets worse each day and she becomes seriously depressed and wishes she could join her son. But she can’t because of Pursie, her son’s wonderful and beloved cat. She felt she had to continue on for her sake.
At first, she believes that she can carry on this task all by herself. But perhaps we never meant to be all alone in our grief because she became very depressed and isolated. Perhaps we should try and reach out to others. And that is exactly what she did. Through other heartaches, she learns to cope more and deal with her tragedy and move forward with her life.
What a GREAT story of strength and resilience! I loved the story from beginning to end. Perhaps friends and pets could be life savers after all. I sure hope so and believe that myself.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth