Monday, March 7, 2011

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club
By: Heather Vogel Frederick
Pages: 236 (hardcover book)

"... what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate their way the drama of middle school." - The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Megan is the lover of fashion. Cassidy is the tomboy who's mother was a Supermodel. Emma is the poor girl who is teased for wearing hand-me-downs. Jess is the girl who's mother goes off to New York to be a soap star. All 4 girls have entered the world of middle school and experience the pitfalls it comes with. Their mothers form the book club as a way of spending some time with their daughters. What better book to help them deal with teasing, and exposed crushes, and ruined dreams than Little Women? The mothers are excited, the girls...not so much.

I have wanted to read this book for awhile, but never got around to it. I was thinking the book club would have a more prevalent story line, but it wasn't as front and center as I hoped it would have. You get to know the characters and watch them survive the highs and lows of 6th grade- as you should. I was able to relate to each of the girls and remember being in each of the girls shoes.

I thought Little Women was a great pairing. I never really thought about it until I was reading this book, but it had lessons and characters the girls could identify with. Each girl found her own sister to relate to and take comfort in.

This book is the first in a series that, as of current, is 4 books strong. I think I'll give the second book a try. Each book has the club reading a book, and book 2 has them reading Anne of Green Gables, a favorite book of mine I discovered in 7th grade.

Rating: Borrow From The Library