Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner... why did it take me so long to start this book? I used to read 2 books a week. What is wrong with me? And this was a library copy for Pete's sake!... This is the second book I have read and reviewed by Faulkner. I absolutely LOVED Julia's Daughters, so was excited to give another book by Faulkner a try. I was not disappointed. Just Like Other Daughters is similar to Love Anthony, where character Alicia struggles with her daughter Chole's Down Syndrome. It shows the struggle that Chole's diagnosis has placed on her family, contributing to Alicia's divorce from Chole's father, as well as a difficulty in her dating life. Unlike Love Anthony, which gives the reader an inside perspective on the thought process of a boy with autism through Beth's fictional tale, Just Like Other Daughters allows the reader to hear the same story both from Alicia's voice and from Chole's. One thing that really made this novel stand apart was how it explores the ideas of love and of romantic relationships between mentally disabled adults. While reading this book, I had taken a break to skim through GoodReads reviews. I wanted to see if other readers were loving this book as much as I was. One review made me pause, it read, "This book angered me." I know I shouldn't have, but I read the comments to that review and it sort of spoiled the ending. While I didn't necessarily love the ending, it did not anger me. This book really made me think about love, about relationships, and about life. Therefore, I am going to give a rating of 4.5 out of 5 Coffee Beans.