Life Goals of a Twelve-Year-Old

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

Did you ever make a list of life goals when you were young? Have you ever revisited it? That, in essence, is the plot of this novel by Lori Nelson Spielman.

It revolves around a thirty-something woman who wrote a list when she was twelve years old. She crumpled up the paper and threw in the garbage without a second thought. Her mother, however, rescued it from the trash, kept it for over twenty years, and wrote a special condition into her will that would have her complete the list.

Believing that some of her goals were childish, she wasn’t sure she wanted to complete the list. She couldn’t understand why her mother was making her do it. Maybe her inheritance wasn’t worth it.

Her mother knew her in a way she didn’t know herself. She had a plan and wanted to see her daughter become the woman she knew she could be. And it all started with a piece of paper that was simply thrown away.

It was nice to see how every goal served a purpose in her life. Things worked out and her mother was still helping her and protecting her from beyond the grave.

I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too.

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