Love, Laughter And Family
The Kicking The Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins is an amusing contemporary read about love, family and relationships. It is also a study of grief. “Grief is like standing on the edge of the ocean. Some days… it’s manageable. Other days… it blasts like a tsunami.” Grief can be all consuming as one adjusts to a new ‘normal.’
The novel follows three sisters over a year. Each one is unique. The relationship has been fractured. Can they rebuild as they unite in grief?
There are many themes and as well as studying grief, the novel is a study of life. “Life isn’t made up of what is thrown at you, it’s about how you react to it.”. The novel is a study of hope. A study of the past, present and future. It will make you smile. It definitely made me laugh out loud. And it will make you cry.