“GO ON, GIRL” by Hilary Grossman
Blurb: 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.
Warm, witty, and wise, Go On, Girl dramatizes the dilemmas of life in the suburbs and the bonds shared by women. Perfect for fans of Class Mom and I Don’t Know How She Does It.
Review: If you’ve followed my reviews, then you probably know I have read all of Hilary Grossman’s books and have loved them all! After reading her debut novel, Dangled Carat, Hilary has easily become one of my go-to authors!
“Go On, Girl” was quite different from her previous books and I found it to be quite refreshing. At first, I was a little hesitant because I don’t have kids and didn’t think I could relate, but the drama between Sydney and other moms from her daughter’s school was not only entertaining but a page-turner, too! There were times I told myself that I’d read one more chapter and then go to bed…but, of course, I kept on, so there were plenty of late nights with this one.
I don’t give spoilers, but if you’re one who enjoys reading about drama mamas and school politics, then I recommend this book to, (you will not be disappointed!) Also if you’re looking for something to distract you from the carpool line, it would make for a great timekiller.
“Go On, Girl” was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year, so I’ll be adding it to my top of 2018 list.
I give “Go On, Girl” 5 stars!
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**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.