8.05.2018

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman {Book Review}

As a class mom myself, I thought Class Mom by Laurie Gelman would be a perfect fit for me. We meet Jen Dixon, who left behind a wild youth and has finally settled down in suburbia. Her son is headed into Kindergarten and her PTA-President best friend twists her arm to take the job.
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As a class mom myself, I thought Class Mom by Laurie Gelman would be a perfect fit for me. We meet Jen Dixon, who left behind a wild youth and has finally settled down in suburbia. Her son is headed into Kindergarten and her PTA-President best friend twists her arm to take the job.

While I appreciated the litany of minor dramas that a class mom has to deal with (why isn't anyone signing up to bring stuff, did the parents even read my email, what should we do for the Valentines's Day party), it all came across as sort of whiny.

There is an underlying mystery running throughout the book, but it ends up being much ado about nothing. Jen is, as she admits herself, "small and petty." She insists that offending people is fine if you cloak it in sarcasm and the excuse of "I'm joking." Because of these traits, I just didn't have anyone to root for in this novel. I think this means that Jen wouldn't like me as a parent in her class. Oh, well.

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