Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2011 book 5

Ruth Pennebaker's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
Terrible title for a terrible book. It's about Joanie, on the verge of fifty and trying to raise her teenage daughter, and her mother comes to live with them, and then her ex husband calls to tell her he's knocked up his new young girlfriend. Joanie and the teenager are ok characters but her mother is written in the most unrealistic way possible, and then the end wraps up with a too-neat little bow. I was over it way before that but for some reason kept reading. What a waste, when I could have been reading silly YA fantasy books! C-.

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