LIFE IN MINIATURE
Although written in the first person, Adie so often exactly quotes her mother that the mother’s voice is present in the story, as one suspects it always is in Adie’s head. It is very well written and certainly moving, but depressing. Adie’s mother is mentally ill, which has terrible effects on her two daughters although the ending is not completely hopeless. However, it seems very unlikely that either daughter will have a happy adult life.