The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Hey Jessamine- I’ll give you 4 out of 5 birds for The School for Good Mothers. I love books that are messed up, I will admit that this one did cause me a lot of anxiety- probably because I am a mom of three young kids. Overall, I liked the concept and how the author showed how much of our parenting is being watched and critiqued. This book made me think…. And also made me scared lol, but thats fine, right? I also raged about the inconsistencies in the mothers and fathers- but realize that’s the point. So Jessamine nailed that. I loved that this book featured a women of asian dissent and showed the racism happening at the school and that is faced in parenting. Overall, I thought it was well-written, fear driven, and very much so like a Handmaiden’s Tale. If you like that book/show then you would LOVE this book. It does have swearing and more than I wanted/needed to know about the character’s sex lives. I want to thank NetGalley for the advanced copy in return for my honest review and Jessamine Chan for her unique perspective.

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