Just Like Other Daughters

Just Like Other Daughters

by Colleen Faulkner
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Just Like Other Daughters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sensitively written story by a talented, versatile author Just Like Other Daughters" is touching and thought provoking. The characters, relationships, and situations are so real. At times I thought that I was reading nonfiction. This book is an excellent choice for reading groups.
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
Just Like Other Daughters is a remarkable story. It is simple, direct and beautiful and then deceptively complex. Chloe goes to adult care on a day she doesn’t normally attend and meets Thomas.  How can two mentally disabled 20-somethings make a go of a real relationship and do they deserve that chance? As much as Alicia loves Chloe she sees her as somewhat suspended in time. A forever child.  Alicia, to an extent, has also put her own life on hold using her daughter as something of an excuse not to spend too much time with anyone or get close to anyone. In a bold and brillant move, Faulkner not only gives us the tale from Alicia’s point of view but Chloe’s as well. Just Like Other Daughters is a character driven tale of the relationship of a mother and daughter who have been on their own throughout the daughter’s life. Readers will think of the novel’s description that they’ve read this story before. You have not. Faulker’s approach is fresh and new. She takes chances from which a less experienced writer might shy away. Whatever happens in the course of the story, the reader is left with the sense that this is a mother who truly loves her daughter and truly wants the best for her. Sentimentality isn’t usually my chosen genre but I could not put Just Like Other Daughters down. The course seemed obvious but as the tale progressed I simply had to know what would happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender & sweet,well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book touches on the deep love between a mother and daughter and the struggles of a single woman to provide for the needs and wants of a mentally challenged adult child. I wept and laughed with Alicia, and as a mother, I felt the reality of Alicia and Chloe's story. Fantastic book. A keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is both uplifting and full of heart. A mother's love is boundless and we see it here. Faulkner drew me in from the very beginning with a story that you'll truly enjoy. She's found a new fan in me! You'll love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much. Maybe my new job talking & reading about intellectually challenged adults is what kept me from putting the book down....either way, I really enjoyed this book & author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a school secretary, this was a great read & insight into what our families with special needs students deal with at home & on a daily basis just not what I see at school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please and thank you.Much appreciated folks.~~~Granny B.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a brutally honest portrayal of a mother with a special needs child. We're no different than any other parent who wants what's best for our children. Sometimes we make bad choices- being the parent of a special needs child doesn't make us immune to that!I think it was bold of this author to bring up some of the thoughts that run through our heads-- just like any other parents'. A good story that will stay with me for a very long time.
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I really wanted to like this book, and it was okay enough. The characters in the novel could be a bit infuriating (several times I asked aloud "what are you thinking?!"). There didn't really seem to be a responsible adult in the entire novel. Some scenes were unintentionally comical, and the ending was meant to tug at your heartstrings but actually ended up being a bit ridiculous and over the top. It wasn't boring, but it was superficial and silly at best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was misleading, not from a true parent of a special needs child and the mother involved was selfish and resentful not as a true special needs mother is. There was not enough honest research done prior to the writing this book. I would give it an F