Sarah's journey with breast cancer is well written and shows a very 'human' side to the affects of the diagnosis, treatment and impact on herself and her family. There is both sadness and humour throughout the book as Sarah tells her story which makes it feel very 'real' to the reader and has left me with a everlasting impact. Sarah also gives fantastic tips and explanations throughout the book on areas like breast examination, what to take into hospital, where to find a good wig, appropriate exercises and diet to name a few. We so often think that 'cancer' will never affect us. Even at such a young age Sarah thankfully pushed for screening prior to diagnosis, I think reading this book will give other women in a similar situation the confidence to do it too. 'The Shock Factor' will certainly always remain on my book shelf and I have already recommended it to many of my friends. If in the future I am faced with the unfortunate diagnosis of breast cancer I will now have so much more insight into its crucial early detection and how it may be treated. As well as a self help book to dip into for tips and give me some much needed reassurance at a time when I will really need it. I am sure reading Sarah's book will not only have a positive affect but will also be a 'lifesaver' for many women, Sarah you are and will continue in the future to be a true inspiration to many.