Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

by Sandra Beasley
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Don't Kill the Birthday Girl 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a cousin and best friend to 3 people with sever peanut allergies (Even though she isn't allergic to nuts) this book was very applicable to me. (But obviously not as applicable as someone with an actual food allergy) This is a great book about someone with allergies to about 15 foods and other normal allergies (i.e. dust) and how her and her family have shaped their lives around them. The writing style is nice and relaxed and told from 1st person. While the organization could have been better (i.e. chronological) I still loved the book. I would recommend this to adults and teens. This book is not a book I would recommend to any one younger than middle school because it is long and it just isn't a children's book. It is also a good read for anyone with a food allergy, a child with a food allergy, or anyone who would like to help reduce ignorance in the world to food allergies. Sandra Beasley tells a great story of living with allergies and really help to show the world how hard it is.
Dani22x More than 1 year ago
I was immediately drawn to this book because I myself suffer from food allergies. Not only does Sandra give you details into her life regarding the hardships she has faced, but she also provides very knowledgable information to readers who may not understand just how severe food allergies can be. I felt very connected to the story, especially when she mentioned how she had to always wear the perfect size purse to house her epi pen, inhaler, and benadryl. She has shown that even though people can suffer from food allergies, they can still lead normal lives.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
As I am the girl with no allergies, other than the occasional red bumps on the legs from a picnic in the grass, I am that skeptic that thinks that the world is overreacting and too accommodating to those who have allergies. After reading this book, I am a little more empathetic but also don't think our schools need to go to the drastic measures that they sometimes do. A memoir that takes place right around the corner from where I live, in Arlington, VA with a little girl who is growing up with a long laundry list of allergies to many food groups. As the title suggests, many traditions and events revolve around food where a child with allergies may feel left out because they can not partake in the complete ritual due to an allergy to one food group or another. A book that I would definitely recommend as a great memoir that may open your minds to how families must cope if a child or parent has any kind of food allergy or illness that may limit the foods that they may eat.
vawinegirl26 More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if someone in your life suffers from allergies. I've had allergies (both food and environmental) since I was 11 months old; this book does a wonderful job of explaining how I felt growing up and the challenges of living with allergies. I also found myself laughing out loud when the author shared some of her stories -- it felt great to know that I'm not the only one experiencing these feelings and challenges.
Erica Mccabe More than 1 year ago
As a allergenic I can soooooo relate to this book one thing though I only have a peanut allergy: ) but i thought it was a great book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard that this book was supposed to be great, only to be disappointed when ibstarted reading. I find it too complicated and wordy and would not reccomend to anyone.
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Kamtor10 More than 1 year ago
Everybody is saying this is a good book and some say it is bad.You should have your own opinion.It is about a girl that has allergies.How do you think it is?
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Holly Krantz More than 1 year ago
I really disliked this book and could not even finish it.