The Mother Daughter Book Club
Heather Vogel Frederick
Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers
I liked this book. Put four girl together with very different backgrounds and hobbies and what do you get. A Cat fight???? Not here with the supervision of their mothers and a book called "Little Women" and you get a book club. As we grow up and we move on from grade school to middle school. People change our friends change and interest change. This story hits on all of that. Also deals with the young girls problems with the loss of a parent, and the over protective mother and first crushes. I think this book has it all. You see the story progress through each girl point of view, and how they grow as friends. It also allows the girls to show their parents that they don't always know what is best for these interesting young women.
I liked this book because of the family dynamic and the relationships the girls have not only with each other but their mothers. How all the characters grow closer and learn the true value of their friendships. The girls get the support of not only their parent but of the other mothers in the club. They also learn and encourage each persons individuality. I found myself cheering for each victory achieved in this book. I also like the fact that it includes a cherished classic "Little Women" introducing this classic to a younger generation.