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But…..It was slow, and the same things kept getting repeated. Like how hard it was for her to move on and the fact she likes to run away when things get tough. They just didn’t seem to be progressing fast enough to hold my attention. And I guess I have an issue with this but….the TELLING! OMG, there was so much telling. I was just not interested enough to move past the slow parts.
I only ordered this book, because I thought there would be more of a story line involved. I guess not.
Would I recommend this book? Probably not. I like stories with some substance to it, and most of my friends do, too.
The description of crazy sport parents was pretty funny (and frightening!) and I particularly enjoyed Darcie.
The author leaves too many important plot devices unexplained. I understand that Mimi was feeding the girls high calorie treats to get them fat so that the parents would insist on her fitness training program. But I never understood why the fitness program was so important to her. Was it because she wanted to be a coach? Was it because she wanted to "save" the girls from fat? She's already the star of the show, so that can't be it. One line would have done it. The author understands that some things need a quick explanation--she gives us one line to explain why the widowed Claire doesn't need to work--but she doesn't have anyone say "she wants the coaching job" or "she is morbidly afraid of fat"
I understand that the point of this book is that Claire has to learn to stand up for herself and her daughter, but ... The coach had told Claire that he didn't want the girls doing fitness before practice because it tired them out, and she never mentions this to any of the other parents? I'm not talking about confrontation, just in chit chat. The parents are talking about the fitness thing constantly, didn't it ever occur to Claire to say, "Well, I agree with coach, it tires them out and they can't play"? Instead, she says nothing and it becomes a huge big deal and the kids get fat.
The drug use? The drug in question is not, as far as I know, helpful for athletic performance. Also, as an aside, if the author had thought about it, she could have had Ron's license suspended, really making his life hell.
The end is very, very rushed. Almost as though the author had had enough of the story and left us to fill in holes. Not satisfying.
So, I would say, if you just want a very light, well written book and don't care about the questions the book itself brings up, this might be for you. But if you want the issues addressed in the book resolved, or at least addressed, look elsewhere.