- By Sophie van der Stap

The Girl With Nine Wigs

  • Title: The Girl With Nine Wigs
  • Author: Sophie van der Stap
  • ISBN: 9781250052230
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Girl With Nine Wigs English language edition Sophie is when she is diagnosed with a rare aggressive form of cancer A striking fun loving student she finds her world reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a ho

    English language edition.Sophie is 21 when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer A striking, fun loving student, she finds her world reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of gossiping nurses and sexy doctors, and of hair loss and eyebrow pencils.As Sophie faces the challenges ofEnglish language edition.Sophie is 21 when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer A striking, fun loving student, she finds her world reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of gossiping nurses and sexy doctors, and of hair loss and eyebrow pencils.As Sophie faces the challenges of chemotherapy, wigs now a crucial part of her life become a powerful form of self expression Each of her nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia and Beb There s a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide Sophie is determined to be much than a cancer patient.

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    1. A special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Sophie van der Stapdelivers a well-written, poignant, and inspiring personal journey with cancer, THE GIRL WITH NINE WIGS ---real words, tears, and pain she has faced. From friends gained, and those lost; family, friends, nurses, IV drips, doctors, blood transfusions, white coats, pills, tubes, scans, blood counts, and her own bald head. Everyone is real;the wigs, the last hairs, her scars, her ne [...]

    2. 5 stars!!You would think that a book about a young girl with cancer would be all morose and would be something that would put you in a really bad mood. That is not the case with this book. Yes, towards the end, it does get a little tear jerky, but for the most part, it was kept pretty much up beat. As much as you can with a diagnosis of cancer. While it was kept pretty much upbeat, there was the underlying factor of the difficulty of finding someone to love. That had of have been very hard. I ho [...]

    3. This book is a candid look at a cancer diagnosis and the aftereffects. However, despite the subject matter and the likeable voice of the author, overall the book felt very shallow - it reads like a collection of blog posts, not a cohesive work.

    4. Grūti vērtējams darbs un savā ziņā nav pelnījis vairāk par 3 zvaigznēm. Tomēr vai ir ētiski vispār vērtēt šādus patiesus dzīves traģēdijas stāstus? Sofija ir veiksminiece, viņai paveicās. Katrs ar vēzi cīnās pa savam un viņas metode ir ne labāka, ne sliktāka. Kas mēs esam, lai kritizētu viņas vēlmi savās atmiņās uzsvērt flirtēšanu ar puišiem, nevis savas sāpes un asaras (kuru tur ir pietiekami, nepārprotiet)? Vērtējot tikai tekstu - uzrakstīts viegli u [...]

    5. Het meisje met negen pruiken is een autobiografisch boek over een meisje dat een zeldzame kanker heeft. De schrijfster Sophie kreeg in 2005 te horen dat ze kanker heeft en dit op de leeftijd van 23. Nadat de diagnose werd gesteld moest Sophie gedurende een proces van 54 weken chemo krijgen. Het jaar van de kanker was voor Sophie een jaar vol met chemo, infusen, dokters en pruiken. De betekenis van de titel van het boek is dat Sophie haar haren heeft verloren door de chemo. Door de chemo en de ge [...]

    6. My TBR pile is sky-high, but I still can't resist perusing titles on NetGalley and when I saw Sophie Van Der Stap's memoir, The Girl with Nine Wigs, I had to read it. Thank you to St. Martin's Press for providing me with an advanced copy of Van Der Stap's novel, in exchange for an honest reviewOT- Dutch college student, Sophie Van Der Stap, is only twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Her life changes immediately, as she must set aside school and spend week [...]

    7. The Girl With Nine Wigs is an impressive book about a 21-year-old girl who has cancer. Sophie gets a rare diagnosis and an uncertain year for her begins. A year with a lot of downs, but also several ups, because even though she has cancer Sophie manages to embrace life and to find ways to get through the horrific treatments, feeling awful and being afraid. She starts with one wig she doesn't like very much, so soon she buys another one, and another. Sophie ends up with nine wigs that each have t [...]

    8. This is undoubtedly one of the lighter, happier reads about living with cancer that you'll find. That isn't to say it isn't profound or important - far from it. The author's writing is frank. She doesn't shy away from any details about her cancer or treatment symptoms. I didn't know, for example, about "tumour fever" or "chemo pee", which was a tad surprising after reading various YA and adult novels about cancer (then again, maybe not - all that pesky physical stuff might have messed with the a [...]

    9. Sophie van der Stap wordt op jonge leeftijd geconfronteerd met kanker. Ze krijgt chemotherapie en hoewel ze meerdere tumoren heeft, verdwijnen ze allemaal en wordt ze tegen het einde van het boek kankervrij verklaard. Waarom deze titel? Sophie wou de moed niet laten zakken en zodra ze kaal werd, ging ze pruiken passen, maar het werd niets. In een winkel voor theaterbenodigdheden vond ze wel haar meug. Ze ging meermaals terug voor andere pruiken in totaal negen. Elke pruik kreeg een naam en bij h [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this book, it's well-written and very witty. When my friend recommanded me this book a few years back, I wasn't interested in reading it since I thought it would be too depressing. (A 21-year old student with cancer and a bad prognose, isn't a very light topic.) Yet, the book containt a lot of humor and the way the leading character Sophie deals with her illness is very inspiring. Without ignoring Sophie's fear and doubts, the book has an overall positive feel to it.The only thi [...]

    11. Pegasus Yayınlarından çıkan Dokuz Peruklu Kız Yazarın yanı Sophie Van Der Stap'ın kanseri yenme öyküsünü anlatıyor bize. Baştan uyarayım, duygusal kat sayınızın fazla olduğu bir zamanda okumayın bu kitabı göz yaşlarınızı tutamayabilirsiniz. Ya da hastane randevunuz varsa , kanser hastası iseniz ya da tarama öncesi ise kitaba başlamak için uygun bir zaman değil. Neden diye sorarsanız kitap aslında çok duygusal ya da kötü sonla biten bir kitap değil. Fakat kita [...]

    12. The book takes places over about 18 months, it is in a diary format however it isn't full of mindless rambling, it is straight to the point of what she did that day, the tests she received and how she felt about it. It was really interesting and I absolutely flew through it because I was right there with her whenever she had an upcoming scan I would rush through the pages feeling nervous for her. I absolutely loved the idea with the wigs and how each one made her feel different, if she wanted to [...]

    13. Mit 21 Jahren die Diagnose zu hören bekommen: Krebs, selten, aggressiv, metastasierend - sicherlich eine Horrorvorstellung für jeden. Sophie trifft dieses Schicksal, doch statt zu verzweifeln oder zu resignieren, nimmt sie auf ihre Art den Kampf gegen die Krankheit auf. Sie bewahrt sich ihre Fröhlichkeit und Lebensfreude, und den Verlust ihrer Haare nimmt sie als Gelegenheit, durch unterschiedlichste Perücken Facetten ihrer Persönlichkeit und ihrer Stimmungen auszuleben. Offen bis weit übe [...]

    14. #readingchallenge(leftover2015) (my memoir book)Written in a quick, mini blog-esque entry style, you read Sophie's experience with cancer as you if you are a close friend she's updating. She's brave, as she openly relays her thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She found a way to keep a morose subject up-beat, as she creatively coped with her possible death sentence. While you do feel sad for her at times, as she struggles, you never feel depressed reading because her writing style gives such a [...]

    15. Fandím všem lidem, kteří bojují s rakovinou a mám vždycky radost, když někdo tuto nemoc dokáže porazit a vrátit se do života. Nějak už je ale horší o tom číst. Alespoň tato kniha mi něčím nesedla, přišla mi psaná tak nějak povrchně, člověk neznalý by mohl získat dojem, že krom návštěv nemocnice a sem tam nějakého toho pláče lze žít naprosto bezstarostný život plný večírků a romantických vzplanutí. A přitom mám dojem, že přesně to autorka svo [...]

    16. Yes, it's a heavy story, but still I felt kinda bored during the reading I don't know, she kept talking about boys and doctor K and I don't find that very interesting to know.But I liked the fact that she had another personality if she wore another wig. On the other hand, I found her describing sometimes a bit annoying. 'Now I'm Silvia. And I'm Silvia again tomorrow.' Sometimes that was a bit too much in my eyes.But still, heavy story, hard part of her life and I wish her all the best and health [...]

    17. Different than I expected based on the description, a bit more depressing than I'd hoped, although I'm sure this detailed story of a cancer surviver is quite realistic and would give hope and comfort to those dealing with cancer. Would have enjoyed it more personally if the story had in fact been mostly about the wigs and their "personalities", and the (maybe more) interesting or comical encounters they brought about.

    18. The girl with the nine wigs is about a girl diagnosed with cancer but fights it back by becoming the characters she sees in the wigs she puts on. All kind of colors and hairstyles represent another part of herself and she chooses who she wants to be each day based on her feelings. It is an impressive book.

    19. Līdz pēcvārdam uztvēru šo grāmatu kā daiļliteratūru, lai gan klusībā apzinājos, ka ir lietas, ko nevar izdomāt. Ņemot vērā to, ka šī drīzāk ir tāda kā autobiogrāfija, stāstu gribējās skaudrāku, asāku, ne tik ļoti līdzsvarā, lai vairāk atklājas vēža daba. Medicīniskie termini lasītājam neko neizsaka, bet emocijas un izjūtas gan. Šoreiz gribējās vairāk otrā un mazāk pirmā.

    20. I enjoyed this book much more than I expected to. I give it a solid 4.5 stars. Here's the link to my reviewecelebritycafe/reviews/2#

    21. questo libro parla di cancro. punto. ormai l'ho detto, leggere un libro che parla di cancro sembra essere un crimine. qualcosa di simile a fare una cosa morbosa. in realtà penso che se le persone scrivono un libro lo facciano con uno scopo e sicuramente uno degli scopi è che questo libro venga letto. fra le altre cose non è neanche un libro triste.c'è una diffusa paura quando si parla di questo argomento. il che è più che comprensibile. quasi tutti purtroppo abbiamo avuto a che fare con qu [...]

    22. Sophie mengeluh merasakan nyeri yang ganjil di dua atau tiga tempat, paru-parunya terendam air, beratnya menyusut, dan wajahnya menjadi sangat pucat. Setelah mengalami serangkaian pemeriksaan medis akhirnya ia mendapatkan hasil. Positif mengidap kanker, atau lebih tepatnya rhabdomyosarcoma. Penyakit itu adalah tumor ganas yang berevolusi sangat cepat.Sebelumnya, ibunya divonis menderita kanker payudara dan dinyatakan sembuh tanpa perlu diangkat setelah melakukan perawatan akhir kemoterapi. Walau [...]

    23. Mit einundzwanzig Jahren erhält Sophie die Diagnose Krebs. Was löst diese Diagnose bei ihr aus, wie geht sie mit der Erkrankung um, und wie kann sie sich weiter vor den anderen behaupten? Mit ihren verschiedenen Perücken lernt sie verschiedene Seiten ihrer selbst kennen, findet sich immer wieder neu und kann damit letztlich ihren Weg machen und gewinnen.Biographien bewerte ich grundsätzlich nicht, denn es schreibt eine Person wie sie etwas erlebt hat – ich finde, mir steht nicht zu, dies a [...]

    24. Meisje met negen pruiken – Sophie van der StapMeisje met negen pruiken is een autobiografisch boek waarin Sophie haar verhaal verteld uit haar leven, een moment dat ze te horen krijgt dat ze kanker heeft. Ze is nog maar 21 jaar en haar geplande leven neemt ineens andere vormen aan. De toekomst zo ze zich die had voorgesteld veranderd van de een op de andere minuut.In haar boek volgen we haar bij alle ziekenhuisbezoeken, bij alle chemo’s, bij haar leven uit het ziekenhuis (ook al is dat in di [...]

    25. It's strange to say that I enjoyed reading a book about a cancer patient and that it was often hilarious, as well as touching, but this is truly as extraordinary story.I don't want to say too much about this one, because of course with a memoir about cancer, there's a lot of spoiler territory. Here are the basics: Sophie is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at 21 years old with a not very optimistic estimate for her long-term survival. She is, of course, angry, sad, scared, and any other emot [...]

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