I recently reread this book. I bought the book one day, a few years ago, and read it right away. It's a quick read -anybody who has seen it will know why. Basically each page is a new note left on the refrigerator between mother and daughter.
Although, I loved the book, and was impressed the author was able to make me feel the way I did with essentially 'notes' and no actual dialogue or action. The situation in the book was heart breaking, and I hope never to experience it. Although, I also hope to never have to live in a house with somebody and never have an actual conversation with them other than notes on a fridge. Saying that, I do have to remember that they talked, I just didn't see it. I was only shown certain glimpses of their lives.
I'm sure I'll read it again. As I said, it's easy to get through. It's kind of like watching a sad movie. When I feel like I need a cry, I can read it.
I've already read something else by her as well, so she's won me over. So far, it looks like she just writes for young adults. I'd be interested in reading something for adults.
Just some trivia, she also writes from Saskatchewan, and I'm pretty sure she's married to Yann Martel. What an interesting household that would be to grow up in. Almost magical.