Friday, July 27, 2018

Go on, Girl by Hilary Grossman

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.

My Thoughts
I love the new turn that Hilary took this time around and shifted her focus on us moms and that craziness that sometimes follows us around.
We may not have experienced the exact same situations, but we have all seen, known, been or are PTA moms and that world is cut throat.  People think that it's all rosy and play dates with cupcakes and unicorns but those women are CRAZY!
I personally joined once for a very short time and realized that I needed to save the little sanity I have left (mom of three) and not waste it at those meetings.
Now, I must digress one more moment and say that Sydney's sister is named Bethany (named after me and I couldn't be more excited!)
Sydney is a mom that is trying to do it all - work more than fulltime, have a great relationship with her husband, and make sure her daughter has everything to make her happy!  Check, check and check. 
Then one day she gets a call from Jackie, the PTA Queen, and she blackmails her into joining the PTA, her daughters happiness depends on it.  SEE, CRAZY!
There are so many twists and turns, ups and downs, and that's just the first few chapters!
Pick up a copy today, you won't be disappointed! (I can't give away all the fun juicy tales).

Drink Selection
This book has some very trying moments, Martini it is! (Maybe 3)

Rating

About Hilary
By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on the beach in Long Island.

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