The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #1)
is about to get
Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month.
But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navi...more
Megan, Cassidy, Emma, and Jess are as different as four preteen girls can be. Yet, their mothers are friends and have invented a mother-daughter book club to spend more "quality time" with the girls. The book that they have chosen- LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott.
Emma, whose mother was the brains behind the book club, has already read this book and many others. As an aspiring writer she reads any book she can get her hands on. It...more
The Mother Daughter Book Club is the first in a four-book series. Each book in the series takes on a different classic in the setting of a mother and daughter book club. The first book explores Little Women, one of my favorite girlie classics.
I cannot begin to tell you how creative this book is. There are four sets of mothers and daughters in the book club. Each daughter can easily be compared to the main characters in Little Women. Jess is a shy animal lover, Emma loves food and books, Me...more
I didn’t find the book to be at all believable. The girls, especially Emma,...more
One of the girls is Emma’s best friend, but the other two couldn’t be more opposite. They’ve agreed to read Little Women and none of the girls are into books. H...more
The story shifts between the points of view of each daughter in the club. There's Emma, whose mother started the club and whose hand-me-downs are a point of con...more
The plotting was solid. I liked Cassidy best, natch.
I had some trouble distinguishing the voices of the various characters at first, but that resolved as I got further in.
Some of the characters remained more caricatures than not, most notably the "mean girl" Becca and her mother, the fat-assed Mrs. Chadwi...more
Here's the summary of this first book:
Four girls, different from each other in so many ways, and forcefully brought together by theirs mothers. Megan, a popular, fashion loving girl, who is friends with th...more
I am exceedingly fond of this book. Not only is it filled with great, i...more
The story centers on four sixth graders, all quite different, whose mothers have decided to get them involved in a monthly mother-daughter book club where they spend the year reading Little Women. The book is split into four seasons, and each girl narrates once during...more
This book is the rather cliche story of four girls who don't like/know each other very well, who become friends over the course of the book. You've got four girls with very distinct personalities to map to the March sisters. Unfortunately, the author chose to write the book from all four perspectives (alternating chapters) but largely fails to distinguish their narrative voices. The book would ha...more
This was a cute book about four sixth grade girls who's mothers decided to start a Mother Daughter Book Club.
The idea is hatched by the librarian of Concord, Mass the very town where Louisa May Alcott lived and wrote her books. So it is only natural that they choose to read Little Women as their first book. I thought it was a bit silly to take an entire year for the club to read one book! It was nice to see how the lives of the girls pl...more
In the book, the mothers decide they want to have a book club (as the title suggests). They haul the girls (unwillingly) together and decide to read Little Women over the course of a year. They all eve...more
From the back of the book: " The book club is about to get a makeover . . . Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month.
But what begins as a mom-inspired ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From sto...more
The chapters alternate between four girls, who all have different personalities and views on things. There are some very realistic (girl) bullies who sort of eventually get a comeuppance, and the mean girl of the four magically sees the error of her ways and...more
Overall, I enjoyed The Mother-Daughter Book Club. The book is told in four parts, each section being a season in the 6th-grade year of the four main characters. Quotes from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women introduce each of the novel's four parts and begin each chapter. And Little Women permeates the tale: In book club meetings where we learn factoids about Alcott's life, in each girl's mirroring of one of the March sisters, and, most of all, in the no...more
It's not a great book. It's utterly formulaic and the events at the end are completely unbelievable (a suburban librarian and rich, philanthropic housewife are made consultants on a television show simply by appearing in the same room as the producer? Jess' mom isn't written off her...more
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was so interesting and it related to me a lot. All of the characters seemed so real to me and I feel like one of the main characters, Megan. I feel this way about the book because there was something about the book that stuck to me and made me addicted to the book and how it glides smoothly through the stories the girls experience and the drama that takes place.
The plot of this book was that Megan, Cassid...more