Condition, TheHaigh, Jennifer
When Gwen McKotch is 13 she is identified as having Turner's Syndrome, a condition that will prevent her from maturing normally. Her diagnosis is a catalyst for the unravelling of her family; parents Frank and Paulette, and brothers Billy and Scott. Set in contemporary America and told over a 20 year period, this is an exploration of the human condition: the story of a family tested but ultimately finding peace.
Comments from GroupsAll thought the book was an easy read. We enjoyed the variation within one family. Would recommend for readers who do not want to read a deep book. Hunterville 2 A stimulating read which everyone enjoyed, generating good discussion regarding the importance of open communication and acceptance within the family. Anon We felt that the "condition" applied to the whole family rather than just the physical condition of Turners Syndrome. Good discussion. Christchurch 10 An easy to read book, but unbelievable, too many problems for one family to have. Christchurch 50 Everyone in our group who read the book really enjoyed it. We all found the characters very interesting, thoroughly developed, and plausible. Overall we loved the book and will seek out other titles by this author. New Plymouth 013We very much enjoyed this book with its diverse characters and life experiences coming to a clever conclusion. Christchurch 148