Go On, Girl by Hilary Grossman
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: September 10, 2018
Format: eBook - 276 pages
Kindle - 1334 KB
ASIN: B07H2J2WQLGenre: Chick Lit / Women's Fiction
Buy The Book: Pub Date - Monday 9/10/18
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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.
My Book Review:
Sydney Clayton is an executive, wife, and mother of six-year-old Amanda. Sydney tries to do everything for her family, especially when it comes to ensuring Amanda's happiness as she starts first grade. While Sydney and her corporate attorney husband Craig have lived in Forest River, NY for the past ten years, they kept to themselves and never really became a part of the community ... that is until Sydney is blackmailed into joining the Forest River PTA as its new treasurer to ensure Amanda's happiness in school. Told in the first person narrative, Sydney takes the reader along for the ride as she delves into the cutthroat and dramatic world of the suburban mom life. And if that isn't enough, a couple is interested in buying Sydney and Craig's house and makes them an offer that they can't refuse! So what's a busy working mom supposed to do when she needs to balance her professional, family, and community life?
I absolutely loved reading Go On, Girl! This was such a fun story, you can't help but lose yourself in the drama and politics that Sydney encounters when she joins the Forest River PTA. With a lot of eye-rolling, smirking, and outright snickering, I really enjoyed following Syndey and her co-PTA members as they ruled the roost at Forest River Elementary. It was fun to watch as Sydney navigated through her professional and family commitments along with the drama and politics of the Forest River PTA and community while gaining self-confidence, and embracing the bonds of close girlfriends that she never thought she would ever have.
Go On, Girl is a wonderful story of family, the invaluable bonds of friendships, and the ability to make it through anything that life throws at you along the way.
RATING: 5 STARS
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 dodgeball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.
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