Monday, 20 August 2018

Go on, Girl - by Hilary Grossman

My own copy
Original Cover

The 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.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

We follow Sydney Clayton in this book. She has a 6-year-old daughter and works full time. She also tries to be there for her husband. It’s a lot for her and when more comes up and her daughter’s happiness is on the line, she really wants to do something! She is under a lot of pressure and it’s not always easy. 

I really like what Hilary Grossman has done with this book. It’s her forth book and she really developed her writing and created a smooth storyline full of drama, life struggles and much more. 

It tells the real life experiences of a mum, so it’s definitely a book for all mothers, but also other people. It’s revolving around school and the children’s right of free speech etc. Selling a house, friendship, political parents… I could go on her. Hilary Grossman included all this in a very authentic way. 

Her writing is witty, clever and gripping. The characters are very well lined out and I liked they way their relationships and friendships were formed. 


Hilary Grossman on Twitter: @feelingbeachie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing, Lovely! I am so glad you enjoyed!