|The Girl with Nine Wigs: A Memoir - Sophie van der Stap|
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which is written in diary memoir format by Sophie. I'd been expecting something similar to The Fault in Our Stars, which this was not at all, despite the similarities of the main character and her journey from the moment of her cancer diagnosis onwards.
We travel with Sophie through her hospital diagnosis and various treatments, but I was pleased to see just how much of her personality plays a huge part of the book. It was refreshing to discover that there are occasions where Sophie thinks of little else but her love life, or which of her wigs she feels fits the situation best.
Sophie's collection of wigs grow throughout her cancer journey and each hairstyle reflects a different side to her personality. One, for example, is for the times when she is feeling most confident, another for those times she wishes to blend into the background.
Obviously the underlying topics make the book quite an emotional read, but I don't think that affected my enjoyment of the book.