Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: Go On Girl by Hilary Grossman

Go On Girl
by Hilary Grossman

Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Executive, wife, and mother of an outgoing first-grader, Sydney Clayton crushes her day-to-day obligations at work but flounders in the cutthroat world of parental politics.

She manages to avoid the local drama until she’s faced with an ultimatum: join the Forest River PTA or risk her daughter becoming a social outcast. Sydney reluctantly becomes treasurer, and takes the recently vacated position of the president’s sidekick. If protecting the children’s freedom of speech, one best friend ban at a time, isn’t complicated enough, Sydney and her husband receive an unexpected offer for their house they don’t think they can refuse. 

Embroiled in the deception and manipulation rife among the elementary school moms, Sydney struggles. Should she sell the home she worked so hard to build in a town where betrayal runs rampant? Or should she stay put to avoid the fallout from uprooting her child? As Sydney focuses on what is best for her daughter, and lets go of her judgments, she finds friendship can develop in very unexpected ways.

Kritters Thoughts:  What a fun story!  Sydney Clayton is new to the world of moms of school age kids with a first grader entering school she is swept into the world of PTA.  Being a working mom, she wants to be involved, but has to keep her commitments in line and being surrounded by moms who are not working and can commit more time is frustrating.  

My mom was an active mom in my school.  She did many things while I was at school and I was aware that she was a part of my school experience.  I am not a mom, but I work full time and I understand the inability to balance everything that a person would want to do with the limited hours that we get in a day, week or month.

I absolutely adored this story.  Even without knowing the ins and outs of motherhood, this book was so entertaining.  I loved the group think mentality and seeing a bully in adults compared to their children.  This book made me laugh out loud and completely cringe!  I wanted to call up my friends who are moms and have them read this book and tell me if this is close to the truth of the positives and negatives of PTA!

The other thing I completely loved about this book was the drama of home ownership and buying and selling and renovating and so on.  I live in a fixer upper and I felt the pains that this couple felt as they decide if they want to move into a dream home that needs a lot of work or stay where they are.  Home ownership is enough drama without anything else!

I loved this book.  It was a great read with just the right amount of funny drama but no where near a soap opera!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 2 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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