Freckled Fingertips – Carli J. Visser

Freckled Fingertips I have a stack of books in my office that I’d like to read.  It’s almost as tall as I am.  When Carli sent me her book I wasn’t sure how soon I’d be able to read it.  I made the mistake of cracking it open just before dinner the same day it arrived.

I wasn’t able to put it down until I finished it late that night.

Carli writes with her emotions.  Each of her words are drenched in the deep mental syrup that almost any of us know all too well.  Just as you feel she’s going to take it too far, to over-saturate her work with all of the feelings and hard-fought words, she backs off a little bit and finds that great balance that makes for an enjoyable and moving read.

You won’t find any “how-to” help in this book, nor any of the mechanics of diabetes.  This book is all about Carli growing up and learning to live with type 1 diabetes.  We hear of school, camp, unhelpful doctors, dating, and some general misconceptions.

I ended the book wanting to know more of Carli.  Maybe we can convince her to start a blog!

Carli’s book retails for about $15 on for the paperback, or about $10 for the kindle version.  Carli sent me a review copy at no cost, but didn’t ask me to write (or not write) about it.  She’s created a quality piece of work, and I’m happy to say that I enjoyed it.

I hope you’ll check it out and will enjoy it as much as I did.

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4 thoughts on “Freckled Fingertips – Carli J. Visser

  1. I love the title of “Freckled Fingertips” since we all have them, yet no one has come up with a better name for our blood-stained fingers until now! Sounds like a good read, and the fact that the Kindle version is available instantly (and for even less!) sounds like a winner to me!

  2. Love the title! Always looking for perspective books to help me understand better from the PWD point of view since I’m a MoaCWD (mom of a child with D)…yeah, just made that up…maybe it should be MCWD…the lowercase o and a look a bit odd…sorry, rambling due to lack of sleep! 😉