By: Elizabeth Flock
If you have daughters, do NOT read.
I’m totally depressed/anxious/overwhelmed for Emma and Kate to be teenagers now.
It’s a good story. Nicely written. Written in the mom’s point of view and the daughter’s. They flip flop chapters as the story moves along. Spolier Alert: It does not have a happy ending. At all.
Made me think of my own teenage years. I was so wrapped up in all my jr. high and high school drama that I would stay in my room all the time. Working on homework, talking on phone and decoding stuff on my PAGER. Ha…oh I can’t believe I had a pager.
I am not looking forward to the rolling of eyes, being ignored, not knowing what is going on in their lives. I am going to have to find a balance of “cool” mom and “mean” mom.
It also made me think how I would handle the teenager in the book if I were her mom. I found myself critiquing the mom a lot. I think I would be a lot “tougher” than her.
I think I’m in a place right now where I remember all my high school days like they were yesterday. Yet, as a mom now, I know how strong your connection is with your kids. Their safety and well being is my number one priority.
I’m not looking forward to it. It will be here before I even know it too.
Depressing, depressing little book. Do not read.