This was the first book that started my "A book a month" challenge in 2012. I saw a copy at a bargain bookshop, and the thing that made me love this book was the fact that it was a heart-breaking memoir. I'm not up much for memoirs, but this is a different one. Alison's life is like a book story. There are parts where I can relate to (I'd rather not mention). I call this book "the accidental one". Why? Because I never knew anything about this book until I read it. (The summary really got me.) It changed my life. And this book started my "reading" addiction.