Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner
This book begins when Alicia's daughter Chloe, who has Down Syndrome, is 25 years old. Chloe goes to an adult day care while Alicia works as a teacher at a college. When Chloe says that she loves her new friend Thomas from day care and wants to marry him, Alicia has to deal with her daughter's very adult feelings. This story brings up many issues and really made me think about what it must be like to be a parent of an adult mentally challenged person. The book is gripping and powerful and I could not put it down. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.