I really hate to give this 3 stars because the writing was great, and the idea was good too. But the book dragged for me. It seems the author could have cut out a couple of scenes because they became redundant and I got the point the author was trying to make early on. There was no need continuing with the story without a major shake-up.
This was a story common to all of us. We all know the main character or we are her. Whether it be the sports dad who lives through his child and pushes him to succeed, or in this case, the mom who overcompensates for what she felt she lacked in her childhood by volunteering to the extreme.
I am a professed “volunteer addict” I can’t say no. So, on many levels, I could relate with this mom. I laughed with her and cried for her child.
For the most part, we all want to do what’s best for our children. Unfortunately, as is the story in this book, we sometimes to loose sight of what’s important. Or should I say, WHO’S important.
“This award is for the kids.”
This is labeled as a new genre, “Scrip Lit”: n. The new genre of fiction featuring eBook novellas adapted from Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. It is an interesting concept. This did read as a movie. I could certainly visualize this being on the big screen. As I researched this, I found one other such book. I would not rule out reading this genre in the future.
I was given a copy by NetGalley and SL eBooks for an honest review