The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club #1)
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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
I didn’t find the book to be at all believable. The girls, especially Emma,...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
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
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
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
1) Not very realistic.
2) All POVs seem the same.
She is overall likable and sweet and reminded me a bit of myself. I thought the bullying was a bit over the top. No one in middle school OUTRIGHT TEASES SOMEONE FOR BEING POOR.
Also reminded me of myself, her mother somehow comes back to their farm after starring on an award winning soap.
Her change of heart was very unrealistic as was her Mean Girl personality.
In the writing they change who's speaking in first person every chapter and it's really interesting how each character views a situation. The only problem I had during this book was that it seemed the book changed who was spe...more
I am exceedingly fond of this book. Not only is it filled with great, i...more
Anyways, it was definitely a different experience reading the first book this time around because I know what happens four boo...more
I guess I am biased from the start because--with a few exceptions--I'm just not a huge fan of books that take place in the modern time period (I prefer historical settings). Further in its defense, this book is most certainly geare...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
This book wasn't bad so I gave it three stars.
*no spoilers allowed
I also really like this author. My oldest daughter chose this author to write to as part of a 4th grade assignment and Heather Vogel-Frederick wrote her back (not a form letter). Really inspired h...more
I liked how the narrators actually talked and acted like 12-year-olds (though, as many other commenters have said, the voices were not as distinct as I might have liked).
I liked how the romance/crushes stayed in the background and didn't dominate anyone's plotline.
I liked the character development present in most of the characters.
I loved the premise - my mum and I are going to read these books together, and maybe the books they read in the series, too.
I loved the relatio...more