The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

40388996.jpgI have been highly anticipating this book since June. I missed out on a Kindle one-day-only deal, so I had to wait until it became available at the library. Good thing, too, because I sped through it.

The writing is captivating, putting you right into the story. This is definitely a book for veteran moms, new moms, and soon-to-be moms. I’m not sure where I fit on the scale (new/vet because mine’s almost 5), but I FELT these women so much! This also tackles something that is not spoken on often but should be. There is so much shame and judgment brought down on mothers, new or veteran, for having a night out, or god forbid, having a beer or a cocktail at a bar. YOU’RE A MOM, WHY ARE YOU HAVING FUN??? I mean, seriously. I enjoy fun just as much as the next person, and no, it doesn’t make you a bad parent for wanting to have fun without the children. You are you’re own person other than being a mom, and that’s okay. The whole idea that women should stay inside and raise kids 24/7 is absurd, but those same people that seem to preach that think that SAHMs are lazy. Just proves that you can’t win and you’ll always piss someone off.

I digress. This book just goes to show that you will never really know anybody, even your friends, and that people are capable of anything. The twist at the end, I’ll admit, I didn’t see coming. Well, I saw it coming, just not with the character it came with. There, that’s it, if I keep going on, I’m gonna spoil it, and trust me when I say this is a quick and captivating read, so go now, get it from the library/store/etc. (I know by my read date it seems like it took me over 10 days to read it, but it was really only like 3 because I read the entire last half of the book in one day.)

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