There seems to be a new genre of books being published lately. Ones with moms being the central focus. All of the drama and cattiness that you’d see in a kindergarten classroom I’m reading about in fiction among mothers. But it’s realistic as can be.
Liane Moriarty brought it back in Big Little Lies and Laurie Gelman made it laugh-out-loud funny in Class Mom. Hilary Grossman’s new novel brings it center stage as the Forest River PTA dishes out more drama than you’d find in a Meryl Streep movie. For those without children (yes, you’ll enjoy it too), I’m almost afraid to admit that some moms do act this way.
Go On, Girl tells the story of Sydney Clayton who is basically coerced into joining the PTA or else she runs the risk of her daughter losing her friendships. Welcome to a drama-filled year. Amidst it all, there are touching moments between friends and relationships built. I really enjoyed the dialogue between Sydney and her husband, Craig. It felt so relatable to me since I am also a working mom dealing with the kids AND everything that goes with that — after-school activities, sports, homework, etc.
This is a perfect book to read while waiting in the carpool line or in between doctors’ appointments. It was a nice palate cleanser between some heavier reads.
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My thanks to the author for a review copy.
About the author: By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. To find out more of what Hilary is up to check out her Facebook page or find her on Twitter.
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