Title: Go on, Girl
Author: Hillary Grossman
Genre: Woman’s fiction, Fiction
buy it: Amazon
publication day: September 10th 2018
Sidney is a wife and mother of the first grader, Amanda. She thought that only managing between her work and free time for her family is only concern that she gets until she does an ultimatum “be part of Forest River PTA or your daughter will be banned from the social top ten girls”. While Sydney considering how to deal with the new situation in the town with the mothers she gets a call from the most “important” mother, Jackie.
I was captured from the first sentence of this book:
“Whoever had the idiotic idea to invent text messages? If I could, I’d strangle them. Back in the day, when people had to rely on the telephone, they were forced to hold back their insecurity and issue, even if only a bit. But now, with the ease of a few keystrokes, everyone was able to share their thoughts and opinions at breakneck speed, without any consideration for their reputations. Not to mention how it made other people feel.”
I agree who was that who invented those things I hate typing especially when the check spelling is on and can control it on my phone, so when I get a text message I call the sender immediately. I keep reading even if I think what could be so interesting with Sydney, she is married, has a child, good job, but I was surprised. I couldn’t put the Kindle down till the end.
Sydney is an assiduous worker, dedicated mother, and careful wife.
“I kissed the top of Amanda’s head; she was growing so fast. She was such a confident little girl. I prayed she’d remain that way forever.”
She is that kind of character that felt so real; with her husband, they look so compatible so cute together that is hard not to think of them as real people. They built their homemaking effort to be cozy and special to raise their only daughter and at the moment they were proud of how it looked.
“It was impossible to take my eyes off the two women who were huddled together, conspiring. Neither was making a move to leave my front yard. I was probably paranoid, but it looked like they were concocting a plan to take over the world, well, at least my world.”
I felt irritation and hate while I read about Jackie. She was controlling and such a drama queen, everything should be just how she said.
I like very much Sydney’s sister Bethany particularly the description of her as a believer in this quote:
“She was a big believer that everything happened for a reason and the universe gave us hints about what was coming up next.”
This was one of the most genuine, family fiction I ever read, so I recommend it to everyone who likes to read a warm and PTA drama, family story.
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 Long Island.