Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Book Challenge 2022: A Book On The NY Times Bestseller List

 Book: The School For Good Mothers

Author: Jessamine Chan

Pages: 336

This is my 7th read for the year

This is the story of Frida Liu.  Frida had one bad day where she needed a break and left her toddler daughter at home alone.  What happens next is that Frida has to spend the next year making it right.  Along with other parents who put their children's lives in danger, she tries to redeem herself so that she can see her daughter Harriet again.

This book, in my opinion, didn't live up to the hype.  It moves slow.  It is really wordy, even in its 336 pages.  It takes awhile for the story to get moving and even when it does, it still moves slow.  Frida was never a likable character - I could not get into caring about what happened to her in the end.  Never rooted for her.  The best part of this book was the real life dolls that Frida and the other parents use to "relearn" how to be good parents.  Otherwise - it isn't worth the read.  It is supposed to be dystopian, but besides the dolls, I found nothing that different from today's world.

Disappointing read.  Luckily I listened to it while doing chores, otherwise I am sure I would not have even bothered finishing it.

Stars: 2

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