The Mother-Daughter Book Club
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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 n...more
So there's your answer. She's driven by, well, jealousy.(less) (hide spoiler)]
also there are a lot of mentions of cookies, and that's something I'll always love.
basically this book was short (needed) and nostalgia-inducing (lovely) and filled with Little Women references (one of two books I've five-starred so far this year). it was, for me in this ...more
I didn’t find the book to be at all believable. The girls, especially Emma, ...more
I was expecting the book to be more about the book club meetings than it actually was, but I still enjoyed what it ended up being. ;) Also, you don’t have to be a Little Women expert to enjoy it. I’ve only seen the movie, and I loved guessing which March sister each character paralleled. (Once I figured it out, it was really cool to see that the plot had a few Easter eggs.) ;)
The author d ...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 story is about a group of girls (about 12 years old), and their moms, starting a book club together. Their first literature pick? One of my personal favorites... Little Women!
Now, sometimes the girl-talk can get incredibly girly, when they chat about all the drama of middle school, boys, etc... some of this I skimmed through, to be honest (me, reading as an adult) ...more
The concept is so great -- mother-daughter book club! What could be better?! My 11 year old daughter and I took it on with gusto. We even bought four in the series! Ugh.
About 15 minutes in I had the full picture. Okay, I know, it's written for preteens, so no wonder that as the mother I could predict it all. But still... The book was uber-disappointing.
Lots of ugly bullying. In some books, this can be done well and provide a lesson for girls. In this case, the bull ...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 is the first book of the mother daughter book club series and it was pretty good. I'll definitely continue with this series at a later time. If you like books about book clubs and friends, def ch ...more
And now I am even more motivated in my re ...more
The stories were engaging and easy to get into. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives. I was surprised how easily I identified with the characters as the girls are middle schoolers. But it was a lot of fun to read!
The ending sure wrapped up everything super well and almost idealized life for ...more
I don't particularly like giving half ratings - but it does describe my feelings for this book. I came really close to liking it . . . but it ended up being more "okay."
It was clever how the authoress paralleled this story to Little Women and it definitely stirred up a lot of nostalgia for one of my favorite books. It also gave me a great desire to visit Concord - what a fascinating place!
I did find the girl's behavior absurd and considering how young they were. I had forgotten how old y ...more
What I love most of all is that these girls are actually totally different from each other. There isn't the nerd who actually loves fashion, or the popular girl who likes video games vibe. Each girl is as they claim to be. (Nothing wrong with that, you just come to expect the "twist" after a while). There's no secret society in their motives. They are some of the most down-to-earth, realistic representations of girls I've read.
The home ...more
I loved how they have the girls develop healthier relationships with their moms during this whole book. Only bad part: I hated how the girls treated those who were mean to them. I hate the “mean girl” attitudes back toward the “mean girls”.
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