Let's Pretend We're Normal

Toiia Rukuni

4.5 Stars

August 10, 2015

Tricia writes with honesty, humor, and compassion about her journey with her two boys after the loss of her husband. I truly enjoyed this book, at some instances I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time, because I could relate so much to her story. I lost both of my parents last year, and it is a challenge everyday not to have my mother and father in my life. I miss having my cheerleaders, advisors, and caring people in my life. I could not imagine being a young widowed single mom and taking care of my two children on my own and dealing with grief and loss.

I like how Tricia discussed that sometimes you just have to pretend that you know what you are doing, pretend that you are brave enough,and pretend that you can do this. Sometimes you have to pretend you're normal until the new normal finds you.