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Voted Novel of the Year by Women of Faith in 2006, Reconstructing Natalie though categorized as fiction is very real to many women It follows 27 year old Natalie from the time she first discovers a lump in her breast, to her heartrending decision to have a double mastectomy, to a party celebrating five years of being cancer free Between the diagnosis and the celebration, however, Natalie experiences every emotion imaginable and Laura Jensen Walker, herself a breast cancer survivor, so poignant Voted Novel of the Year by Women of Faith in 2006, Reconstructing Natalie though categorized as fiction is very real to many women It follows 27 year old Natalie from the time she first discovers a lump in her breast, to her heartrending decision to have a double mastectomy, to a party celebrating five years of being cancer free Between the diagnosis and the celebration, however, Natalie experiences every emotion imaginable and Laura Jensen Walker, herself a breast cancer survivor, so poignantly tells Natalie s story that the reader can t help experiencing those emotions, too Chemotherapy renders a body extremely weak, and Walker describes it well as Natalie tries to make brownies for the first time post surgery, only to find she is too weak to lift the electric mixer On another occasion, an elderly man helps Natalie pump gas when she realizes the nozzle is too heavy for her to lift Those are things most of us don t think about, and Walker brings it home in such a way that I found myself in tears.Natalie s friends and members of her cancer support group help her keep things in perspective throughout, and Walker s keen sense of humor reigns as she describes Natalie s hair loss, her search for a wig, and finally receiving her prostheses Natalie faces some tough times relationally, but her faith in God helps her grow through them from being too dependent on her parents, for whom she works, to getting her own place and a job that showcases her talents from a boyfriend who ditches her as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is made, to finding a man who doesn t define her by her breasts or whether she is bald And Natalie herself comes to grips with the fact that her identity ultimately is in Christ not in how she looks First, lets get the bad stuff out of the way I should ve read this book 10 years ago because all of the pop culture references are extremely dated Viggo Whatshisname Monica and Rachel These dated the book so badly Secondly, the author tries to sprinkle in a few characters that aren t white, but the one that stands out is a black woman with two sons, DeWayne and DeShawn, and she speaks like a stereotypical black person I wish the author had maybe just toned that down a little bit It came ac First, lets get the bad stuff out of the way I should ve read this book 10 years ago because all of the pop culture references are extremely dated Viggo Whatshisname Monica and Rachel These dated the book so badly Secondly, the author tries to sprinkle in a few characters that aren t white, but the one that stands out is a black woman with two sons, DeWayne and DeShawn, and she speaks like a stereotypical black person I wish the author had maybe just toned that down a little bit It came across as very, well, stereotypical.Third, it was clear from the beginning what was going to happen in the main character s love life I kept hoping the author would choose some other route but of course, everything unfolds just as it does in romantic comedies.But all is not lost While this book was basically a Lifetime movie about a 27 year old cancer patient, it had a lot of realistic scenes The main character s emotions were varied and I felt like, pretty realisitic to what a cancer patient would be going through Anger, desperation, hope, frustration I liked that aspect of the book, and looking back at the end of the book at the many ways that cancer had changed her life I would probably give this book a 3.75 on the rating scale if I could Reconstructing Natalie is a good quick read I recently found out a neighbor friend has breast cancer and this book sparked my interest I learned sooooo much about the breast cancer process that wasn t familiar to me I found myself reflecting on things that only someone going through breast cancer would probably be thinking because of the heroine, Natalie s, experiences I have a lotrespect for individuals that go thro I would probably give this book a 3.75 on the rating scale if I could Reconstructing Natalie is a good quick read I recently found out a neighbor friend has breast cancer and this book sparked my interest I learned sooooo much about the breast cancer process that wasn t familiar to me I found myself reflecting on things that only someone going through breast cancer would probably be thinking because of the heroine, Natalie s, experiences I have a lotrespect for individuals that go through such experiences Because Natalie is 27 the book can be a little young feeling at times, naturally she is young The writing was modern and humorous After Natalie goes to get her mammogram she exclaims, Now I knew how it felt to be a hamburger patty on a George Foreman grill Also, her friend throws her a boob voyage party before her double mastectomy Informative, clever, deep and funny Read this for a second time this year Great book I give this book 4.5 stars It was a great book about friends, family, cancer and love But some parts were a little unbelievable. Great book about suffering, and answering the question why The author, who is a breast cancer survivor, related what it s like to have breast cancer through a 24 year old fictional woman This is a great story of faith and relationships, that balances the drama of cancer with lightening moments of humor. |DOWNLOAD EPUB ♨ Reconstructing Natalie ⚇ Natalie Moore is about to lose what little cleavage she hadShe ll shave her head, leave her church, fall for a man in scrubs, learn to tap, and flash a roomful of womenNatalie needs to know with or without her breasts she isthan the sum of her parts Natalie receives the news no 27 year old expects when she is diagnosed with breast cancer Her boyfriend deserts her, some of her friends can t handle the news, and the chemotherapy makes her so weak she can t continue her job Natalie joins a support group and seeks to find God and His will for her life even through the pain and loss she experiences.While this book was quite thought provoking there were several things Natalie chooses to do as part of her healing and for self expression which Natalie receives the news no 27 year old expects when she is diagnosed with breast cancer Her boyfriend deserts her, some of her friends can t handle the news, and the chemotherapy makes her so weak she can t continue her job Natalie joins a support group and seeks to find God and His will for her life even through the pain and loss she experiences.While this book was quite thought provoking there were several things Natalie chooses to do as part of her healing and for self expression which go against Biblical standards One thing I did appreciate were the true friendships in Natalie s life the ones who were there for her at her darkest moments and their relationships deepened because of it I m so thankful such friendships do exist and they were captured well within these pages Despite the predictability of this book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, if you can enjoy reading a book about cancer The book focuses on 27 year old Natalie Her life is turned upside down when she is diagnosed with breast cancer It is predictable in that most people in this day and age, unfortunately, know the steps that a loved one must go through to battle cancer Natalie tries to stay strong and positive, but she is often doubtful, depressed, and angry And, although the book focuses on Despite the predictability of this book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, if you can enjoy reading a book about cancer The book focuses on 27 year old Natalie Her life is turned upside down when she is diagnosed with breast cancer It is predictable in that most people in this day and age, unfortunately, know the steps that a loved one must go through to battle cancer Natalie tries to stay strong and positive, but she is often doubtful, depressed, and angry And, although the book focuses on Natalie s experiences, the author surrounds Nat with many friendssome who will stick by her and some who will not The book is written from a Christian perspective, but the author is not afraid to get into the reality of emotions that cancer patients face Overall I enjoyed this book about a young woman with breast cancer She s a very likable character, and makes you really think I liked that she s a Christian however, I didn t like the biggoted views that she had, based on her Christianity Such as this gem, after learning a woman in her breast cancer support group is a lesbian Oh great I hope she s not one of those political ones trying to cram her militant agenda down our throats Excuse me Really But if you can get past the prejudice Overall I enjoyed this book about a young woman with breast cancer She s a very likable character, and makes you really think I liked that she s a Christian however, I didn t like the biggoted views that she had, based on her Christianity Such as this gem, after learning a woman in her breast cancer support group is a lesbian Oh great I hope she s not one of those political ones trying to cram her militant agenda down our throats Excuse me Really But if you can get past the prejudice of the main character who also makes some assumptions about the one Black woman in the cancer group the rest of the book is a good read