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Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
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Apr 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2011, books-i-own
Read on December 17, 2011

Although I have heard good things about Barbara Delinsky, I wasn't thoroughly impressed with her writing and I probably won't read more from her. I feel like I didn't gain a thing out of this book. The premise was appealing to me (pregnancy pact) but the book was really about what defines a 'good' mother. Which, as a mother myself, is also an appealing topic, but I just wasn't feeling this book. It went on and on about the same thing for countless pages. Even the epilogue was too drawn out!

The characters were annoying. There was no depth to them, and the story mainly consisted of boring dialogue. Susan's relationship with her mother was ridiculous. Like the woman held a grudge for nearly 20 years because her daughter got pregnant, is a total bitch to her (but Susan continues to call her) and then miraculously decides to be kind in the last few pages.

As for Susan and Rick's relationship... What the heck was that? I don't care if the book is fictional, it should still make SENSE.

Delinsky droned on and on about how bright these teens are and blah blah, yet they seemed like complete idiots to me. Their mothers should have smacked them.
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Rose It was pretty painful wasn't it. Definitely not one of her best.

Heartofkenna I deeply agree with the comment about Susan and her mother's relationship, I was baffled

Megan I liked the book, but totally agree about the teenagers. I wanted to smack the hell out of these girls.

Evelyn I agree. Very drawn out.

Melissa Couldn't agree more!!

Jamaie Definitely picked the wrong Delinsky to start with. you can check out my reviews to see which ones I gave five stars to or even 4 would be a good read.

Jenny Maurer While I liked the book... I find that I totally agree with everything you said 😂

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