In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life - head on. But while she's busy fighting for a cure, running her
business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.
If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away?
5 Words: Cancer, hope, shocking, emotional, why?
I don't know if I will ever be in the right frame of mine to read a "cancer book" as there's just something which is so heart-breaking right from the start. I think it's because the characters are just all quite wonderful. Jennifer Benson in In The Mirror was no exception, and I loved her.
Jennifer was such a strong character all of the way through the book, even when it didn't seem that way on the surface. Sure, she could be a little selfish and spend a lot of time dwelling on the past, but these were faults that made her character all the more strong.
This book made me wonder WHY? Why me, you, him, her, now, then, ever... Why do bad things happen to good people and the shittiest people seem to get off scot-free? It's also very much about looking in the mirror, reflecting on your past.
I think that the ending could have been better - it was the tiniest bit of a let down after the rest of the book.