‘Class Mom’ by Laurie Gelman – Book ReviewCategory: Books and Music
Laurie Gelman’s debut novel, Class Mom, is a quick read and filled with plenty of fun for anyone who has ever been involved with their children’s school class. The dialogue is witty and sophisticated.
Jen Dixon is an unusual mom, to say the least. With two grown children, she is now the kindergarten class mom for her young son’s class. From the beginning Jen captures the attention of all the other parents with her snarky emails. She’s not afraid to let her feelings out, while at the same time looking to help the kids while using whatever means she must to get their parents involved.
This woman keeps track of response times to her emails. Who responded the first? Who was the slowest? And who will bring the “special brownies” to the school event? Let’s face it, Jen’s way of dealing with her job and her life is not the norm. But who is to say what is the norm these days? All she wants is to get everyone involved, and her emails are witty and filled with sarcasm.
If you already have a child in school, this is definitely a fun read. And for those who are about to enter the school system, check it out. You’ll get an idea of what’s ahead. And you might even volunteer to be the class mom.
This is definitely a quick read, with Jen’s emails peppered throughout the pages. Once you get used to her sarcastic humor, you’ll fall in love with the story as Jen maneuvers her way through life and through being the class mom.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (August 1, 2017)
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