The Unbearable book Club For Unsinkable Girls
By: Julie Schumacher
Adrianne, CeeCee, Jill, & Wallis are spending their summer in a book club thought up by their moms. The only thing these 4 girls have in common is that they don't want to be there. While reading 5 books from their AP English Class the girls will get to know one another much better.
Julie Schumacher is riding the wave of successful Mother/Daughter Book club books that have been coming out lately. However, I am sorry to say, this one isn't as good as the others. While it was a fun read, there really isn't much to separate it from the previous books that have already come out. This book does go further in the drama department than the others I've read, but that may not be a good thing.
CeeCee is the popular girl who loses out on going to Paris over the summer because she drove her parents car- without a license or permission. She's also the one who influences Adrienne into a summer she'll never forget. Adrienne is the girl trying to recover from a bad knee injury that cost her a white water rafting trip with her best friend. Jill is the smart girl who has a summer job and her whole life already mapped out. Wallis is the unknown factor- and I mean that in more ways than the obvious.
This book is targeted for 12 years and older, but it deals with some issues a 12 year may, or may not, be ready for. While CeeCee gets Adrienne to spread her wings a little, she also gets her drunk and kisses her. Wallis is believed to be a girl, but it's brought into question towards the end of the book. Her home life is unknown and the subject of great theory. By the time the book ends, you never really know what the story is. Adrienne is the fatherless child who is starting to struggle with that and have questions. None of her questions are asked and you never find out what the deal was with her Dad. You are told he was a one-night stand and that Adrienne's Mom didn't even know his last name.
Overall, the book was a good read but I had a hard time not getting all the answers to the many questions the story raises. I felt The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls wasn't nearly as good as Heather Vogel Frederick's The Mother-Daughter Book Club series.
Rating: Borrow From The Library