Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not My Daughter

Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

Probably the best Barbara Delinsky book I've read so far (the other two were: Coast Road and While My Sister Sleeps). With teen pregnancy on the rise, this was an interesting modern day read. There's a large focus on mother-daughter relationships, and if you're a knitter, you'll enjoy those references as well.

Publishers Weekly review from

Delinsky proves once again why she's a perennial bestseller with this thought-provoking tale of three smart, popular teenage girls who make a pact to become pregnant and raise their babies together. Lily, Mary Kate, and Jess also happen to be the daughters of best friends Susan, Kate, and Sunny, and the mothers are thrown into a tailspin by this unexpected news. Susan, the principal of the town's high school, has the most to lose, when the schools superintendent and editor of the local newspaper question her abilities as a leader and mother, and other parents prove quick to blame her—a single mother herself who got pregnant as a teenager—as a poor role model. But all three women must come to grips with where they failed as mothers, how the dreams they had for their daughters are disappearing, and scathing smalltown judgment. Timely, fresh, and true-to-life, this novel explores multiple layers of motherhood and tackles tough questions. (Jan.)
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