Dear reader I just finished reading “Dear Rachel Maddow” by Adrienne Kisner. I picked up this book in the Nook store on my tablet because I love watching Rachel Maddow and it seemed from the synopsis that I could relate to the main character in some ways as well as the fact that one of her friends is also disabled and uses a wheelchair. My personal review of the book is as follows:
I personally really related to how the main character found it so helpful to “talk” to Rachel Maddow (via draft emails), I sometimes wish that I could somehow talk to her about things (helping disabled people get more attention on health care issues etc etc) it’s one of the main reasons why I personally write about my life/thoughts on my blog. I also related to the main character over the loss of her brother, my brother Shaun passed away also believe it or not around Christmas time.
As a side note as a fan of the Rachael Maddow show I think that the story did a great job with including all of the little inside things from the show as well as facts about Rachel Maddow herself.
I was personally confused about how some of the mechanics of the high school worked (I can’t really explain why without spoilers). I also wish that we could have had more scenes with her friends. I do feel that the story Overall is very compelling. I feel like if you enjoyed reading books like “Eliza and Her Monsters” by Francesca Zappia then you’ll more than likely enjoy this book as well.
I want to give a trigger warning that this book might trigger you if you have a hard time with storylines that have unsupportive parents or if you have any triggers for storylines that have a suicide attempt(it happens off screen) in them Overall I personally rate this book an 8 of 10