Mother Daughter Book Club, 5th grade-8th grade

Drama is required reading.

When is not a girls life filled with drama? Even when a girl does not want drama it is there. Mainly it’s on the sidelines of life waiting until we just have to deal with it. But, when it is a previous best friend gone biserk with runaway attitude it is hardly manageable until a thwarting life change with, The Mother Daughter Book Club.  An intervention plan seems so unfulfilling when started by our moms. But the surprise is in the understanding that shares an old classic, Little Women and it gives the mix-matched girls a new perspective.

I love the old Little Women ties to the spunky chit chat of today characters found in this book. It uses a change of character for each chapter. Each of the four friends or girls resembles one of the classic Louisa May Alcott characters. Although, this is not at all old fashioned drama. Fashion in New York, organic farms, environmental law, soap opera stars, and boys. It is the latest common fiascos of middle school with four uncommon girls. As of old, they discover a friendship that is timeless to us all. I say this is a definite girls read.

Heather Vogel Frederick has not only sold a book for the future but has put a classic on the list of reads for girls today. Thank you. I look forward to the next book on the author’s list.

Some books by Heather Vogel Frederick:

(for boys)

  • Spy Mice: The Black Paw
  • Spy Mice: For Your Paws Only

(for girls)

  • The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
  • Much Ado About Anne
  • The Mother Daughter Bookclub


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