Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month.
But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can't help but wonder: What would Jo March do?
Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship.
One of the best books ever!
By Summer - December 30, 2010
This book is really awesome! I am 14, and I really liked the fact that I got a break from all those young adult books of drugs, vampires, and dark stuff, because that is the only thing that authors write about this days! This book is really good, and for the first time ever, I could relate myself with all the characters -not just one. I also liked the fact that this series always include a classical book. When I got this book last year, I was surprised that I had never read Little Women, eventhough I had heard about it, and this girls (even if they are fictional characters) who were a year younger than me when I had started to read this book, had. So this also inspired me to read Little Woman, which is another book I totally loved. So I recommend it to anyone, I mean, even my mom liked it!
First Book in an Awesome Series
By Julie Peterson "Booking Mama" - October 25, 2009
About a year and a half, ago my daughter and I decided to start a Mother-Daughter book club with some of our friends. It has been a wonderful experience for me because I have had the opportunity to read books with my daughter and hear her thoughts. I also think it's been a great experience for my daughter because she is learning to delve a little deeper into books, and she is also getting much better at expressing her ideas. Needless to say, we are very passionate about our Mother-Daughter book club!
Now given that I am pretty involved in our mother-daughter book club and I read a lot of middle grade books because I have a daughter in that age range, I have no idea why I hadn't read THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB by Heather Vogel Frederick. This book is absolutely perfect for my daughter and me (and our book group.) I am so glad that I finally did because I was sure missing out on a wonderful middle grade book. I absolutely loved this book and its characters!
Normally, when you read a book in series, it doesn't matter if you read it out of order as normally, the author will introduce a catch-up point for incoming readers. However, in this case, I would recommend that you read these books in order. I read the second book in the series first and liked it so much that I went back and ordered the first book. This book is very sweet, but I like the second one (Much Ado About Anne) much better.
This is the beginnings of a mother-daughter bookclub in Concord, MA. Emma's mom decided to have a book club and their first book for the year deals with Louisa May Alcott, Concord's famous writer. There's Emma, Jessie, Megan and Cassidy, all different from night and day. Their mothers are just as different as well and this is a cute series about sixth graders entering middle school and not quite children but not yet teenagers.
This book is perfect for the Tween set. This one is a little bit more simple in comparison to the sequel,... read more