In this story it is pretty easy to relate to the main character, in this case Donna, if you (the reader) had similar experiences and out grew them or just left them in the past. Donna is being manipulated by “friends” and horribly misunderstood, that is quite frustrating and annoying. I think Donna is a part of every human being, my reason being that I think we all have been manipulated and/or misunderstood at least once in our lives. The character Donna is a overall passive character, helpful, generous and in general a loveable character, she’s the type of person we need in our lives.
“The woman standing before me yelling was supposed to be my friend, my best friends . how dare she stand here and toss out lies about me in front of half the town!”
This reminds me while I was reading Jackie and Claire’s story I always thought there was more to this story, an outer picture to the one we are seeing play out in front of us, back to the story, Donna falls in a bottomless, soundless and colorless ocean from all the betrayals, then she proceeds to enact actions that she most likely regretted.
“I hated how I always felt insecure around her, but I did.”
“I swallowed back tears. I wished my someone would have had this conversation with me when I was a child. If she did, I probably would have escaped so much hurt and pain over the years.”
Mom Rules (the newest addition) is the 4th book to this series. The first book by Hilary Grossman of this series is “Go, on girl” the book was originally published on 15th August 2018 “Go, on girl” revolves around the character Sydney Clayton and his day-to-day life. The second addition to the series is “Mom Genes” this book talks about the character known as Claire, this story was originally released on March 7th 2020 and finally the third addition to this series is called “Mom Boss” which first aired October 12th 2020, this addition revolves around the character Jackie and her personal and work life.
When I first heard that there will be a 4th addition to this series, known as “Mom Rules”, I had myself wondering how this book would be any interesting since I already know how the story goes from all the other books, but I decided to give it a read and I’m glad I did so, this book is my personal favorite from the series. Donna’s perspective is certainly an interesting one, the plot of the story really got me immersed into the book, maybe because I relate to the main character, but never the less the book exceeded my expectations.
“I don’t want my daughter to be satisfied with the status quo. I want her to want and have more out of life than what she has now.”
“I usually felt shy in other peoples homes typically I would rather die of thirst than open someone’s fridge and grab a bottle of water.”
“People are the same wherever you go.”
I recommend this book to everyone who likes family friendly, drama, comedy and psychological books, and I highly recommend this book to those who went through bullying and/or backstabbing in the past.