Fester - what a powerful word to describe this type of grief. This book was such an enjoyable read yet it dealt with the serious issue of grief and loss. The author captured the feeling of loss so realistically I wonder if she hasn't experienced this type of loss herself. I've looked for years for the right way to describe the grief I felt after losing Owen (my infant son). This small paragraph encapsulates the feeling perfectly, succinctly and accurately. This kind of grief, the festering kind, somehow only happens when we lose someone particularly close to us - a child, a parent, a spouse. It's heartrending and yet we don't even know it's there until some action or comment pulls it out of us in great wrenching sobs. Sometimes we push it down and let it fester because we just can't handle it at the time or we need to be strong for someone else. It eats away at your soul until you start to realize something's wrong. I can relate - oh, boy, can I relate.
Even though this book deals with the subject of grief it is also lighthearted and funny. Wonderful characters dot the landscape of CeeCee's young life and help her come to terms with her grief. A lovely and elegant book, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Hope you enjoy this wonderful, rainy day!