Monday, September 7, 2015

The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore

Nora Hawthorne and her family are the family everyone admires. She has a successful real estate career, her husband (who grew up a cowboy in Wyoming and then graduated from Harvard) has been able to provide Nora and their three daughters with a wonderful life in Marin County, California.
Angela, the oldest daughter, is the child we would all love to have: extremely bright, conscientious, and headed to Harvard. Cecily, the middle child, is an Irish dancer, and Maya, the youngest, is very sweet, but may have a bit of a reading problem.

Moore's writing style is witty and engaging. I would be tempted to put the title of "chick lit" on this book, but I do think it is much more. How do we bring up our children while attempting to have them live up to their potential? How much pressure is too much?

There certainly are enough twists and turns and problems turning into larger problems to keep the reader engaged, but I probably would have been happier without some of the over-the-top, everything is falling apart all at once aspect of this book. (Although I do admit it worked on me and I would try to pick up The Admissions and read a bit whenever I had the chance.)

Over-all, if you are looking for a fast engaging read without having to concentrate a whole lot on the plot-line, I'd recommend this book. If you have a child looking at colleges soon, you will feel a lot better about your parenting guidance after reading!

**** Stars

Thank you to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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