Over the last few years I have loved reading all three of Alice Peterson's fiction novels so I was interested to hear that she has recently published her non-fiction book Another Alice, which is her own personal story, as an eBook.
Love, lust, boys and shopping – the main worries of a teenage girl? Not for eighteen-year-old Alice Peterson, who, at the height of her youth and promising tennis career, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the midst of shock and denial, and the enduring question, 'Isn't it old people who get arthritis?', Alice had to learn to live with what quickly turned from the odd ache and pain to a very aggressive form of the illness, and rediscover a new path in life.
Alice’s brilliant account of both her tennis-mad childhood and battle to live with RA is an uplifting, humourous and heart-warming story. Here is a story of how, armed with courage, she left behind a world she loved to overcome the pain of a degenerative disease.
Another Alice is also a story of friendship, family, growing up and the desire to be normal. Above all it celebrates the power of the human spirit.
I don't normally read many non-fiction novels but I'll definitely be adding this to my wishlist to read as soon as I clear my reviews backlog as it sounds like an inspirational story. You can read a sneak peek extract of the book on her website here.